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1991 Journal 



This Is a Day of New Beginnings 



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The Louisiana 
Annual Conference 



Table of Contents 

(for complete index see inside back cover) 



Page 

I. Officers of the Annual Conference 4 

II. Conference Directories 5 

III. Conference Calendar 9 

IV. Councils, Commissions, Committees, 

Boards, Trustees, Representatives 14 

V. Daily Proceedings 56 

VI. Disciplinary Questions 87 

VII. Conference Registry 105 

VIII. Appointments 177 

IX. Pastoral Records 194 

X. Conference Structure & Rules 209 

XI. Memoirs 230 

XII. Reports 255 

XIII. Statistical Tables SI 



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JOURNAL OF THE 

IWenty-first Session 
of the 

LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION 

held at 

CENTENARY COLLEGE 

and 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA 

June 3-6, 1991 

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AREA OFFICES OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

527 North Boulevard 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802-5720 

(504) 346-1646 

DONALD C COTTRILL 

Conference Journal Editor 

ELIZABETH R LUCAS 
KARMESE J. WINFREY 

Assistant Journal Editors 

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1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 




BISHOP WILLIAM B. ODEN 
LOUISIANA AREA 



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I. Officers of the Annual Conference 

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT — Bishop William B. Oden, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5720 
(504) 346-1646 

SECRETARY — Donald C. Cottrill, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5720 
(504) 346-1646 

STATISTICIAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION/TREASURER — 

Stone W. Caraway, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 

CHANCELLOR — Mr. James Wesley Bean, P.O. Box 3828, Lafayette 70502 (318) 233-8800 

ASSOCIATE CHANCELLORS — D. Ryan Sartor, Jr., Thomas A. Harrell, J. Jay Caraway 

CONFERENCE LAY LEADER — Paul D. White, 5401 Jackson Street, Alexandria 71301 
(318) 443-1349 (Home); (318) 445-2500 (Office) 

PRESIDENT, UNITED METHODIST WOMEN — Norma S. Winegeart, P.O. Box 156, Plain 
Dealing 71064-0156 (318) 326-4746 

PRESIDENT, UNITED METHODIST MEN — Boyd Baun, 4888 Loyola Drive, Baton Rouge 
70808 (504) 766-6453 

PRESIDENT, CONFERENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES — Tom H. Matheny, Box 221, Hammond 
70404 (504) 345-3367 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES — Donald C. Cottrill, 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION — Kenneth R. Reed, 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS — Stone W. Caraway, 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 

ACADIANA DISTRICT — C. Gerald Richardson, 100 Asma Boulevard, Suite #211, Lafayette 
70508 (318) 235-2904 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT — C. Richard Hoffpauir, 2013 MacArthur Drive, Bldg. 2, Suite #2, 
Alexandria 71301 (318) 443-3213 

BATON ROUGE DISTRICT — George W.C. Calvin, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge 
70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 

LAKE CHARLES DISTRICT — Carole Cotton-Winn, 816 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles 70601 
(318) 439-2982 

MONROE DISTRICT — J. Philip Woodland, 909 North 18th, Suite #209, Monroe 71201 
(318) 387-7364 

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT — George A. Duerson, 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans 70119 
(504) 488-5430 ^^.^^...v^^^, 

NORTH SHORE DISTRICT — H. Warren Blakeman, 124 Lisa Lane, Mandeville 70448 
(504) 626-0918 

RUSTON DISTRICT — James M. Poole, 901 So. Vienna, Ruston 71270 (318) 251-2690 

SHREVEPORT DISTRICT — L. Ray Branton, P.O. Box 41188, Shreveport 71134-1188 
(318) 869-4568 



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II. Conference Directories 

GENERAL AND JURISDICTIONAL AGENCIES 

South Central Jurisdiction Office — Dr. Earl B. Carter, Executive Secretary, 6155 Samuell 
Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75228 (214) 321-7077 

South Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission Coordinator — Rev. Max Marble, 2144 Swallow, 
Lewisville, TX 75067 (214) 317-3606 

Cokesbury Service Center — 201 Eighth Avenue South, Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202 
1 (800) 672-1789 

Discipleship Resources — 1908 Grand Avenue, Box 189, Nashville, TN 37202 (615) 340-7200 

Mt. Sequoyah Jurisdictional Conference and Retreat Center — 150 N.W. Skyline Drive, Fayetteville, 
AR 72701 (501) 443-4531 

General Commission on Archives & History — P.O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940 (201) 822-2787 

General Board of Church & Society — 100 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 
(202) 488-5600 

United Methodist Communications — P.O. Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202 (615) 742-5400 

General Board of Discipleship — 1908 Grand Avenue, Box 840, Nashville, TN 37202 
(615) 340-7200 

General CouncU on Finance & Administration — 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 
(708) 869-3345 

General Board of Global Ministries — 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027 (212) 870-3600 

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry — 1001 19th Avenue S., Box 871, Nashville, TN 
37202 (615) 340-7400 

General Council on Ministries — 601 W. Riverview Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406 (513) 227-9400 

General Board of Pensions — 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 1-800-356-4950 

General Board of Publication — The United Methodist Publishing House, 201 Eighth Avenue 
S., Nashville, TN 37202 (615) 749-6000 

General Commission on Religion & Race — P.O. Box 48-49, 110 Maryland Avenue, N.E., 
Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 547-4270 

General Commission on the Status & Role of Women — 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 
(312) 869-7330 

Curricuphone Infoserve Local Church /Clergy Addresses EcuFilm 

1 -800-251-8591 1 -800-251-8140 1 -800-874-3211 1 -800-251-4091 

INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THE CONFERENCE 

Candler School of Theology — Dean R. Kevin LaGree, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322 
(404) 727-6324 

Centenary College — Office of the President, P.O. Box 41188, Shreveport, LA 71134-1188 
(318) 869-5101 

Dillard University — Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, President, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, 
LA 70122-3097 (504) 283-8822 



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Diff School of Theology — Dr. Donald E. Messer, President, 2201 South University Blvd., Denver, 
CO 80210 

Perkins School of Theology — Dean James E. Kirby, Perkins School of Theology, SMU, Dallas, 
TX 75275 (214) 692-2138 

St. Paul School of Theology — Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., President, 5123 Truman Road, Kansas 
City, MO 64127 (816) 483-9600 

Dulac Community Center — Mr. Robin K. Thompson, Executive Director, P.O. Box 101, Dulac, 
LA 70353 (504) 563-7483 

Lafon Home — Mr. Edward J. Lang, Administrator, 4021 Cadillac Street, New Orleans, LA 70122 
(504) 288-2314 

Louisiana CrossLines Ministry — Rev. Elizabeth T. Irvine, Director, 3175 Scenic Highway, Baton 
Rouge, LA 70805 (504) 355-9472 

Louisiana Interchurch Conference — Executive Director, 440 N. Foster, Suite 106, Baton Rouge, 
LA 70806 (504) 924-0213 

Louisiana Moral & Civic Foundation — Dr. Ken Ward, Executive Director, P.O. Box 2951, Baton 
Rouge, LA 70821 (504) 767-1908 

MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services, Inc. — Mr. Gerald J. Bridges, Executive Director, 
1210 E. Main Street, Houma, LA 70360 (504) 868-8362 

Methodist Children's Home — Mr. Terrel DeVille, Executive Director, 900 S. Vienna, P.O. Box 
929, Ruston, LA 71273-0929 (318) 255-5020 

Methodist Home of New Orleans — Mr. Richard E. Hodges, Executive Director, Rev. Kathy Clark- 
Dickens, Chaplain /Director of Development, P.O. Box 15109, Station B, New Orleans, LA 
70175 (815 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130), (504) 895-7709 

Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital — Mr. Frederick C. Young, Jr., President, Rev. Paul 
G. Durbin, Chaplain, 5620 Read Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70127 (504) 244-5100 (Hospital); 
(504) 244-5469 (President's Office) 

Peoples Community Center — Rev. Guy E. West, Jr., Director, 2019 Simon Bolivar Avenue, New 
Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 524-1041 

Retired Ministers' Homes Board, Inc. — Rev. Angus L. Carruth, Executive Director, 527 North 
Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 

St. Mark's Community Center — Mr. James Seymour, Director, 1130 N. Rampart, New Orleans, 
LA 70116 (504) 529-1681 

Conference Center — Dr. Harvey G. Williamson, Project Coordinator, 527 North Boulevard, 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720 (504) 346-1646 or 926-9469 (home) 

HOSPITAL-MEDICAL EXPENSE PROGRAM 

NAME OF PLAN: Louisiana Conference Self- funded 

For verification of coverage, application and claim forms: 

Conference Office of Financial Affairs 

527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

(504) 346-1646 
For Benefit/Claim Questions and for filing claims: 

Employee Benefit Services 

P.O. Box 51005 

Shreveport, LA 71135-1005 

318-797-2557 



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LOUISIANA CONFERENCE ARCHIVES 

Samuel P. Peters Research Center — Centenary College, P.O. Box 41188, Shreveport, LA 71134-1188 
(318) 869-5462. Former Conference B — Alexander Library, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly 
Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 944-8751 

DIRECTORY OF CAMPS 



CANEY LAKE CAMP 

P.O. Box 707 
Minden, LA 71055 
(318) 377-6756 

GULFSIDE ASSEMBLY AND CAMP 

Wendell Taylor, Caretaker 
P.O. Box 186 
Waveland, MS 39576 
(601) 467-4909 



CAMP ISTROUMA 

David Brignac, Caretaker 
P.O. Box 333 

Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 
(504) 261-2089 

USKICHITTO RETREAT CENTER 

John and Susie Floyd, Directors 
P.O. Box 118 
LeBlanc, LA 70651 
(318) 738-5259 



DIRECTORY OF CAMPUS MINISTRIES 



Louisiana Tech U. Wesley Foundation 
Rev. Andrew R. Hurst 
Tech Station, Box 3005 
Ruston, LA 71272 
(318) 255-3112 

LSU, Baton Rouge 
Uniting Campus Ministry 
Rev. Randall K. Nichols 
333 East Chimes 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
(504) 344-7695 

McNeese State U. Wesley Foundation 

Rev. Wayne G. Taylor 

501 E. Sale 

Lake Charles, LA 70605 

(318) 477-2191 

University of Southwestern Louisiana 
Wesley United Campus Ministry 
Rev. R. Don Ross 
238 Gen. Gardner 
Lafayette, LA 70501 
(318) 235-6073 

Tulane University United Methodist Center 

Rev. John M. Higginbotham, Jr. 

7102 Freret 

New Orleans, LA 70118 

(504) 866-8681 



Northwestern U. Wesley Foundation 
Rev. J. Ryan Horton, Jr. 
P.O. Box 4285 
Natchitoches, LA 71457 
(318) 352-2888 

Southeastern Louisiana University 
Presbyterian /Methodist Campus Ministry 
Rev. M. Eugene Finnell 
903 W. Colorado 
Hammond, LA 70401 
(504) 345-6175 

Southern U. Wesley Foundation 

Rev. McKinley Franklin 

P.O. Box 11458 

Baton Rouge, LA 70813 

(504) 778-0076 

Northeast U. Campus Ministry 
Rev. James E. Wilson 
112 Delano Drive 
Monroe, LA 71203 
(318) 343-2944 



UNO - Southern- Delgado 
Wesley Campus Ministry 
Rev. Dale E. Branch 
Student Life Office 
New Orleans, LA 70122 
(504) 288-7880 



Grambling State University Wesley Foundation 
Rev. Quinton J. Gibson 
Grambling State University 
Grambling, LA 71245 
(318) 274-2354 



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DELEGATES TO THE 1992 GENERAL AND 
JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCES 

Ministerial Delegates to the General Conference 

Dr. Alfred L. Norris, 653 Beckwith St., S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314 
Dr. J. PhUip Woodland, 909 North 18th, Suite 209, Monroe, LA 71201 
Rev. Carole Cotton-Winn, 816 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 
Dr. L. Ray Branton, P.O. Box 41188, Shreveport, LA 71134-1188 
Rev. Waiiam D. Peeples, 1411 Glenwood Dr., West Monroe, LA 71291 
Rev. Joe W. McClain, 433 Erlanger, Slidell, LA 70458 

Lay Delegates to the General Conference 

Mr. Paul D. White, 5401 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA 71301 
Dr. Nancy M. Carruth, P.O. Box 267, Bunkie, LA 71322 
Mr. John T. Porter, 236 Ashley, Shreveport, LA 71105 
Mr. Hubert Blanchard, P.O. Drawer 29, Sulphur, LA 70664 
Dr. Anita H. Crump, 7321 Dalewood, New Orleans, LA 70126 
Mr. Jack Dew, 441 Dew Lane, West Monroe, LA 71291 

Ministerial Delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference 

Rev. James M. Poole, 901 So. Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270 

Rev. Christopher H. Andrews, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Rev. Alonzo J. Campbell, P.O. Box 1174, Slidell, LA 70459 

Dr. Charles B. Simmons, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge, LA 70815 

Rev. John M. Lee, P.O. Box 4782, Monroe, LA 71211 

Rev. Donald R. Avery, 2038 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Rev. John M. Winn, Jr., P.O. Box 1183, Lake Charles, LA 70602 

Rev. R. Larry Stafford, 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112 

Lay Delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference 

Mrs. Amy Ward, 500 Walker St., New Orleans, LA 70124 

Mrs. Carolyn Dove, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720 

Mr. Bob Sides, 104 Chickasaw Rd., Lafayette, LA 70501 

Mr. Mat Kawasaki, 1002 Michigan Ave., SlideU, lA 70458 

Judge Carl E. Stewart, Sr., 6805 Snowmass Dr., Shreveport, LA 71119 

Mr. Bob Nash, 2711 Hills Rd., Pineville, LA 71360 

Mrs. Seola Callahan, HC-85, Box 130, Oakdale, LA 71463 

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Taylor, 4801 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans, lA 70126 

Reserve Ministerial Delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference 

Dr. Douglas McGuire, 810 Rosebud St., Ruston, LA 71270 
Dr. George W.C. Calvin, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720 
Rev. Carol Susan Winn, 4260 Evangeline St., Baton Rouge, lA 70805 
Rev. Marie P. Williams, 17510 Monitor Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70817 

Reserve Lay Delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference 

Mr. Welton Brumfield, Jr., 206 LaSare Dr., Amite, LA 70422 
Mrs. Patricia H. Hogan, 411 Second St., Natchitoches, LA 71457 
Mrs. Vera Packer, P.O. Box 851, Slidell, LA 70459 
Mr. O. Fred Loy, 4536 Chelsea Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809 



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III. Conference Calendar 

1991-1992 



AUGUST, 1991 

District Mini-Schools of Christian Mission 
2 Full Seminary Transcript of 1st year P.A.Y. Candidates due with Registrar 

2- 3 South Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Men's Leadership Training Program, 

Dallas, TX 
2- 5 National Youth Ministry Organization Legislative Assembly, University of 

Missouri, Columbia, MO 

5- 9 "Youth '91" for Senior High Youth, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 
12 Shreveport District YSF Straight Forward Tour 

12 Communications Committee, Headquarters Building, 4:00 p.m. 

13 Monroe District YSF Straight Forward Tour 

14 Alexandria District YSF Straight Forward Tour 

14-18 "Aldersgate '91" General Board of Discipleship, Chattanooga, TN 

15 Acadiana District YSF Straight Forward Tour 
15-18 CursUlo No. 24, Tall Timbers 

16 Baton Rouge District YSF Straight Forward Tour 

17 New Orleans District YSF Straight Forward Tour 

18 Lake Charles District YSF Straight Forward Tour 

18-25 United Methodist Women National Seminar, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 

19 Conference Education Committee, First Church, Alexandria, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
18-25 United Methodist Women National Seminar, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 

24 Workers With Youth Seminar, First Church, Alexandria 

25 Christian Education Sunday 

26-30 New District Superintendent and Council Directors' Training, Lake Junaluska, NC 

27-28 Second Annual Mount Sequoyah Golf Tournament 

SEPTEMBER, 1991 

6- 7 United Methodist Women Training Session for Conference Deans and Assistant 

Deans, Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville 
10 Conference Council on Finance & Administration, Headquarters Building, 10:00 

a.m. 
11-12 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

13 Full Board of Discipleship, First Church, Pineville, 10:30 a.m. 

13-14 District Education Visioning, Tall Timbers 

15 Retired Ministers Homes Sunday 

19 United Methodist Women Executive Committee Meeting, Henning Memorial 

Church, Sulphur 

20 Louisiana United Methodist Men's Executive Committee, Baton Rouge 

20 Mentor Training for Diaconal Ministers, University Church, Baton Rouge, 9:30 

a.m-4:30 p.m. 
20-21 United Methodist Women Annual Meeting, Henning Memorial Church, Sulphur 



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22-23 Shepherd's Visit - Baton Rouge District 

24-28 Workshop on Conflict Management sponsored by Board of Discipleship 

28 CCYM Fall Convocation, Louisiana College, Pineville 

29-30 Shepherd's Visit - Acadiana District 

OCTOBER, 1991 

4- 5 Conference CouncU on Ministries Retreat for VISION 2000 

5 United Methodist Women District Annual Meetings: Acadiana, Alexandria, Baton 

Rouge, Lake Charles, New Orleans and Ruston Districts 

5- 6 Singles Event, Asbury Church, Lafayette 

6 World Communion Sunday 

11-13 Jurisdictional Singles Event, Mount Sequoyah 

12 Conference Board of Laity, First Church, Alexandria 

12 United Methodist Women District Annual Meetings: Monroe and North Shore 

Districts 

13 United Methodist Women District Annual Meeting: Shreveport District 
13-14 Shepherd's Visit - Monroe District 

14-16 Christian Educators Fellowship, Norcross, GA 

17-18 CEF Retreat, Tall Timbers 

19-21 Shepherd's Visit - Alexandria District 

20 Disability Awareness and Advocacy Sunday 

25-27 20th National Conference District Presidents of United Methodist Men (Gen. Bd. 
of Discipleship), Dallas, TX 

26 United Methodist Women District Elected Leaders Training, First Church, Pineville 

27 Good Samaritan Observance 

NOVEMBER, 1991 

United Methodist Women Local Elected Leaders Training in Each District 

1 Church Women United, World Community Day 

2- 8 Council of Bishops, Lake Junaluska, NC 

8- 9 Workshop for the Local Church and Persons with Handicapping Conditions 

8-10 CCYM Junior High Retreat (7th and 8th Grades) TaU Timbers 

9-12 Church Women United Jubilee Assembly, St. Louis 

10-11 Shepherd's Visit - Lake Charles District 

13 Conference Council on MinistriesA^ISION 2000, Baton Rouge 
13-15 National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, Indianapolis, IN 

14 South Central Jurisdiction Conference Council Directors, Little Rock, AR. 

15 Jurisdictional Council on Ministries, Little Rock, AR. 

15 United Methodist Men's 1992 Retreat Planning Group, Baton Rouge 

17-18 Shepherd's Visit - New Orleans District 

20-21 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

22-30 United Nations Seminar, Washington, D.C. 10th-12th grade youth 

24 United Methodist Student Day 



DECEMBER, 1991 
5- 8 Cursillo No. 25, Tall Timbers 

5- 8 United Methodist Women New Officer Training Event, New York City 



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10 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 
22 ChUdren's Homes' Offering 

JANUARY, 1992 

4 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
4 Local Church Leadership Training and District Conference, Shreveport District, 

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
6- 8 Workshop on the Roles and SkQls of a Church Consultant, Conference Board of 

Discipleship 

11 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

11 Local Church Leadership Training and District Conference, North Shore, Ruston 

and Lake Charles Districts, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

12 Human Relations Day 

12-13 Shepherd's Visit - Shreveport District 

15 United Methodist Men's 1992 Louisiana Executive Committee, Baton Rouge 

16-19 National Association of Conference CouncQ Directors Biennial Event, St. Simons 

Island, GA 
17-18 Comprehensive Mission Education Program for Conference Bd. of Global Min. and 

District Mission Secretaries, First Church, Baton Rouge 
17-19 CCYM Senior High Retreat (9th-12th Grades), Tall Timbers 

17-19 United Methodist Women Christian Disciplines Workshop, Tall Timbers 

18 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity] 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
18-20 Cabinet Retreat 

21-22 Louisiana Interchurch Conference Annual Assembly 

25 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston , 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

25 Local Church Leadership Training and District Conference, New Orleans, 

Monroe, and Acadiana Districts, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

26 Untied Methodist Women's Sunday 
29-30 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

30-31 Convocation of Boards, First Church, Baton Rouge 

FEBRUARY, 1992 

1 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
1 Local Church Leadership Training and District Conference, Baton Rouge and 

Alexandria Districts 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. 
3- 5 Ministers' Week, SMU, Dallas, TX 

1- 8 United Methodist Women Executive Committee, Tall Timbers 

8 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
15 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
15-March 1 Supermtendents' Consultation with Bishop 

16-17 Shepherd's Visit - North Shore District 



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22 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
23-24 Shepherd's Visit - Ruston District 

29 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

March, 1992 

3- 4 Lydia Patterson Institute Board of Trustees Meeting, El Paso, TX 

4 Ash Wednesday 

7 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

8 United Methodist Foundation Sunday 
10-12 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 
13-15 Confirmation Weekend for Youth 

14 Licensing School for Local Pastors: Wesley Church, Baton Rouge and Trinity 

Church, Ruston, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

23 United Methodist Men's Executive Committee, Baton Rouge 
25-26 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

29 One Great Hour of Sharing 

APRIL, 1992 

3- 5 United Methodist Women South Central Jurisdiction, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX 
7- 9 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

10-11 Clergy Spouse Retreat, Tall Timbers 

11 Acadiana District Board of Laity Luncheon, 12:00 noon 

12 Conference Board of Laity, First Church, Alexandria 
19 Easter 

19 Good Samaritan Observance 

22-23 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

24-26 21st National Conference District Presidents of United Methodist Men, Nashville, 

TN 

26 Youth Service Fund Sunday 

26-May 1 Council of Bishops, Lexington, KY 

MAY, 1992 

3 Native American Awareness Sunday 

5-15 General Conference, Louisville, KY 

10 Children's Homes' Offering 

20-21 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

23 United Methodist Men's State One Day CMA Retreat, Ruston District 

31 Cabinet Meeting, Shreveport 

JUNE, 1992 
1- 4 Annual Conference, Centenary College, Shreveport 

4- 6 DCYM Traming, Centenary College 

11 Moving Day for Pastors with New Appointments 
14 Peace with Justice Sunday 

22-24 Bishops' Week, Mount Sequoyah, AR 



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JULY, 1992 

6-10 JYMO, Mount Sequoyah 

14-17 South Central Jurisdictional Conference, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, TX 

22 United Methodist Women Committee Meetings 
22-26 leadership Training Event for Ixaders - General Board of Discipleship, Orlando, 

FL 
23-26 United Methodist Women School of Christian Mission, Centenary College 

27-30 Ministers' School, Shreveport 

AUGUST, 1992 

23 United Methodist Men's Retreat Committee Briefing 
24-28 New District Superintendent and Council Directors' Training, I>ake Junaluska, NC 

SEPTEMBER, 1992 

9-10 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

14-15 Southern University Wesley Foundation, "Focus on Campus Ministry" 

16-18 General Council on Finance & Administration Quadrennial Workshop for Annual 

Conference Leaders, Albuquerque, NM 
17 United Methodist Women Executive Committee 

18-19 United Methodist Women Annual Meeting 

28-30 General Council on Finance & Admmistration Quadrennial Workshop for Annual 

Conference Leaders, Nashville, TN 

OCTOBER, 1992 

United Methodist Men's State One Day CMA Retreat, New Orleans 
United Methodist Men's State One Day CMA Retreat, Lafayette 
4 World Communion Sunday 

5- 9 National CEF Convention, Estes Park, CO 

14-15 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

14-16 General Council on Finance & Administration Quadrennial Workshop for Annual ^ 

Confemece Leaders, Rochester, NY 
31 -Nov. 6 Council of Bishops 

NOVEMBER, 1992 
1- 6 CouncQ of Bishops 

11-12 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

29 United Methodist Student Day 

DECEMBER, 1992 

8 Cabinet Meeting, Baton Rouge, 9:00 a.m. 

11-13 GCOM Joint Training Event for South Central Jurisdiction 



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IV. Councils, Boards, Commissions, 
Committees, Trustees, Representatives 

A. COUNCILS 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

President: R. Larry Stafford 

Vice President: Shirley Hoffpauir 

Secretary: William Eubanks 

Financial Officer: Stone W. Caraway 

Clerical: R. Larry Stafford, Leslie Norris, Odell Simmons, William Eubanks 

Lay: 

Shirley Hoffpauu" ~ Rt. 16, Box 1549, Lake Charles 70605 

Alberta Springer — 6412 Willard Ave., Shreveport 71106 

O. Fred Loy, Jr. ~ 4536 Chelsea, Baton Rouge 70809 

Thelma McDonald ~ 13771 Ector Drive, Baker 70714 

Leroy Crump — 7321 Dalewood, New Orleans 70126 

Cleo Aulds — P. O. Box 103, Farmerville 71241 

Charles Goodgame — 317 Lawrence Blvd., Pineville 71360 

James M. Coins — 546 Meadowbrook, Shreveport 71105 

Ex-officio: Nancy Carruth ~ P. O. Box 267, Bunkie 71322 

Cabinet Liaison: Richard Hoffpauir 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 



PROFESSIONAL STAFF 527 North Boulevard 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
Phone: (504) 346-1646 

Executive Director, CCOM Dr. Donald C. Cottrill 

Associate Director, CCOM Rev. Roger D. Lathan 

Director, Educational & Worship Rev. Leslie N. Akin 

Ministries 

Director, CrossLines Ministry Rev. Elizabeth Irvine 

Conference Youth Coordinator Mrs. Carolyn Dove 

Director, Resource Center Ms. Judith A. Palermo 

Assistant Editor, Louisiana United Methodist Dr. Sarah S. Kreutziger 



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OFFICERS 

Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 
Secretary 
Treasurer 

CABINET 

Presiding Bishop 

Acadiana 

Alexandria 

Baton Rouge 

Lake Charles 

Monroe 

New Orleans 

North Shore 

Ruston 
Shreveport 



Charles B. Simmons 



C. A. (Hap) Martin, III 



Seola P. Callahan 



Stone W. Caraway 



William B. Oden 

C. Gerald Richardson 

C. Richard Hoffpauir 

George W. C. Calvin 

Carole Cotton-Winn 

J. Philip Woodland 

George A. Duerson 

H. Warren Blakeman 

James M. Poole 
L. Ray Branton 



DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES 

Acadiana Brady Forman 



Alexandria 
Baton Rouge 
Lake Charles 
Monroe 



Pat Hogan 



Freddie C. Henderson 



Seola Callahan 



Clyde Jordan 



10230 MoUylea Dr., 
Baton Rouge, 70815 

3509 Lake Desiard Dr., 
Monroe, 71201 

HC-85, Box 130, 
Oakdale, 71463 

527 North Blvd., 
Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 



527 North Blvd., 

Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 

100 Asma Blvd., Suite 211, 
Lafayette, 70508 

2013 MacArthur, Bldg. 2, 
Suite 2, Alexandria, 71301 

527 North Blvd. 
Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 

816 Kirkman St. 
Lake Charles, 70601 

909 North 18th St., Suite 209 
Monroe, 71201 

3401 Canal St. 
New Orleans, 70119 

124 Lisa Lane, 
Mandeville,70448 

Box 929, Ruston, 71270-0929 

Box 41188, Shreveport, 

71134-1188 



826 E. Bayou Pkwy., 

Lafayette, 70593 
411 Second St., 

Natchitoches, 71457 
9636 Chan ad ia, 

Baton Rouge, 70810 
HC-85, Box 130, 

Oakdale, 71463 
107 Tupelo Dr., 

West Monroe, 71291 



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New Orleans 

North Shore 
Ruston 

Shreveport 



Jim Comer 

Ken Irby 
James Owen 

Larry Norman 



BOARD & COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVES 

Archives & History Ixwis Morris, Jr. 



Christian Unity & 

InterreL Concerns 
Church & Society 

Discipleship 

Global Ministries 

Higher Ed. & Campus 

Ministry 
Ordained Ministry 

Religion & Race 

Status & Role 

of Women 
Conference 

Lay Leader 
United Methodist 

Women President 
United Methodist 

Men President 
Conference 

Young Adults 
Conference 

Youth Team 



Conference 

Youth Serving Min. 
Conference 

Missionary Secretary 
Conference Secretary 

Special Ministries 



Michael McLaurin 
Larry D. Robertson 
Larry O'Dell 
Chris H. Andrews 
Don McDowell 
Robert Potter 
McKinley Franklin 
Barbara Duke 
Paul D. White 
Norma Winegeart 
Boyd Baun 

C. A. (Hap) Martin, III 
Lori Bridges 
Steve Kendrick 
M. Ray Holt 
Steven Caraway 
Donald C. Cottrill 
Gloria Lester-Hygh 



5875 Canal Blvd., 
New Orleans, 70124 

Box 596, Amite, 70422 

1403 Bistineau, 
Ruston, 71270 

P.O. Box 1210, 
Many, 71449 



13085 Friendship Rd., 
Walker 70785 

1200 Arkansas Rd. 
West Monroe 71291 

P. O. Box 545 

Ponchatoula 70454 
P. O. Box 246 

FarmervUle 71241-0246 
930 North Blvd., 

Baton Rouge 70802-5728 
9375 Highland Rd., 

Baton Rouge 70810 

1201 Metairie Rd., 
Metairie 70005 

P.O. Box 11458, S.U. 

Baton Rouge 70813 
P. O. Box 105 

Tangipahoa 70465 
5401 Jackson St., 

Alexandria 71301 
P. O. Box 156 

Plain Dealing 71064 
4888 Loyola Dr., 

Baton Rouge 70808 
3509 Lake Desiard Dr. 

Monroe 71201 
P.O. Drawer 29 

Jena 71342 
P.O. Box 55 

Jena 71342 
423 Uve Oak 

Sulphur 70663 
P. O. Box 510, 

Winnfield 71483 
527 N. Blvd., 

Baton Rouge 70802-5720 
7210-F Culpepper Dr., 

New Orleans 70126 



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Representatives to GCOM Welton Brumfield 



Matt Kawasaki 



Representative to GBCS J. Jay Caraway 
Representative to GCFA Nancy Carruth 
Representative to GBGM Hubert Blanchard 
Representative to GBHEM Amy Ward 



Gen. Bd. of Publication Alfred Norris 



206 LaSare Dr., 

Amite 70422 
1002 Michigan Ave., 

SlideU 70458 
P. O. Drawer 1126, 

Shreveport 71163 
P. O. Box 267, 

Bunkie 71322 
P.O. Box 29 

Sulphur 70664 
500 Walker St., 

New Orleans 70124 
653 Beckwith St., SW 

Atlanta, GA 30314 



EX-OFFICIO WITHOUT VOTE 

Stone W. Caraway, Larry Stafford, CCOM Staff 

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE 

Charles Simmons — Phil Woodland 
Tom Howe — Art Thiel 

COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 

Budget 

Budget Hearing 
Disaster Preparedness 
Legislative Liaison 
Louisiana Crosslines 
Media Resource 
Vision 2000 

DISTRICT COUNCILS ON MINISTRIES 

Acadiana District 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Brady B. Forman 



Linda Boswell 



826 E. Bayou Pkwy., 
Lafayette 70508 

3949 Walnut Dr., 
Opelousas 70570 



COORDINATORS 

Children's Min. 

Youth Ministries 



Libby Rickey 
Thomas Dolph 



103 Ducharme Circle, 
Lafayette 70503 

P. O. Box 2039, 
Lafayette 70502 



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Assoc, Youth Min. 


Robert Deich 


Young Adult 

Ministries 
Adult Ministries 


Evelyn Deich 
Charles Langford 


Older Adult 
Ministries 
Family Ministries 


Mamie Chapman 
Grace Monk 


Singles 
Ministries 


Rebecca Stewart 


CHAIRPERSONS 
Archives & History 


Patricia Kahle 


Campmg 


David Dietzel 


Christian Unity & 

Interrel. Concerns 
Church & Society 


Mattie Cue 
John E. Dilworth 


CSRW 


Audrey Milo 


Education 


Phyllis Hammonds 


Evangelism 


Brady B. Forman 


Global Ministries 


Tommy Bergeron 


Health & Welfare 


Kay Riedel 


Higher Education & 

Campus Ministry 
Religion & Race 


R. Don Ross 
Clifton Conrad 


Youth Serving 

Ministry 
Worship 


Linda Boswell 
Alva M. Charatain 


Rural Ministries 


James R. Woodwa 



101 Pontiac Rd., 

Lafayette 70501 
101 Pontiac Rd., 

Lafayette 70501 
101 Uve Oak, 

Lafayette 70503 
779 Oregon St., 

Berwick 70340 
803 Levert Dr., 

Thibodaux 70301 
157 Vital St., 

I^fayette 70506 



402 Julia St., Apt. C, 

New Iberia 70560 
P.O. Box 60 

Berwick 70542-0000 
915 S.W. Evangeline Thrwy., 

Lafayette 70501 
P. O. Box 1470, 

AbbevUle 70510 
513 E. Main, 

Lafayette 70501 
711 2nd St., 

Morgan City 70380 
826 E. Bayou Pkwy., 

Lafayette 70508 
517 Federal Ave., 

Morgan City 70380 
208 Highland Dr., 

Lafayette 70506 
238 General Gardner Ave., 

Lafayette 70501 
107 Kansas St., 

Lafayette 70501 
3949 Walnut Dr., 

Opelousas 70570 
P. O. Box 156, 

Charenton 70523 
Rt. 2, Box 256, 

Rayne 70578 



OTHER LEADERS 

District Lay Leader Bob Sides 



President, UMW 



Dorothy Dunbar 



104 Chickasaw, 
Lafayette 70501 

743 McCarthy Ln., 
Opelousas 70570 



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President, UMM 

Rep. Youth Team 

Chairperson, CFA 
(without vote) 

MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Ben Mayfield 
Mary Elliott 



Ira Robmson 



Kirby Verret 
Wybra Price 



306 Steiner Rd., 
Lafayette 70508 

1705 North State St., 
AbbevUle 70510 

P. O. Box 2039, 
Lafayette 70502 



P. O. Box 127, 

Dulac 70353 
1006 4th St., 

Morgan City 70380 



Alexandria District 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Secretary 



Eddie Morgan 
Bob Nash 
Charles Floyd 



1600 Horshoe Dr. 

Alexandria 71301 
2711 Hills Rd., 

Pineville 71360 
P. O. Box 680, 

Bunkie 71322 



COORDINATORS 

Children's Min. 

Youth Ministries 
Young Adult 

Ministries 
Singles Ministries 
Adult Ministries 
Older Adult 

Ministries 
Family Ministries 

CHAIRPERSONS 
Archives & History 
Christian Unity & 

interrel. Concerns 
Church & Society 
Communications 

CSRW 

Disaster Preparedness 
Education 

Evangelism 



Patty Eskew 

Nelda Tarver 
Ron Dauphm 

Leigh Brown 
William E. Nolan 
Robert Miller 

Conrad Edwards 



Lottie Stinson 
Charles Floyd 

James Jones 
Charlie Baker 

Lena French 
Julius Mines 
Pat Hogan 

Jimmie Pyles 



5210 Timothy Circle 

Alexandria 71302 
P. O. Box 687, Jena 71342 
2727 Jackson St., 

Alexandria, 71301 
Box 3712, Pineville 71360 
Box 127, Jena 71342 
3720 Carl Rd., Alex. 71302 

411 Second St., 
Natchitoches 71457 

P. O. Box 45, Alex. 71309 
P. O. Box 680, 

Bunkie, 71322 
Box 99, Lecompte 71346 
4206 Jane St., 

Alex. 71301 
Box 2060, Jena 71342 
3624 11th, Alex. 71301 
411 Second St., 

Natchitoches 71457 
101 College, 

Pineville 71360 



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Global Ministries 



Joanne White 



Higher Education & Ryan Horton 

Campus Ministry 
Religion & Race James A. Graham 



Health & Welfare 
Scouting 
Stewardship 
Worship 



Joseph L. Rountree 
Bill Gates 
Ron Pryer 
Henry Blount 



99 Woodlands Dr., 

Boyce 71409 
411 Second St., 

Natchitoches 71457 
P. O. Box 288, 

Natchitoches 71457 
Box 635, 

Jonesville 71343 
3219 Crestview, 

Pineville 71360 
101 Ron Mar Dr., 

Pineville 71360 
2727 Jackson St., 

Alex. 71301 



OTHER LEADERS 

District Lay Leader Bob Nash 



President, UMW 

President, UMM 
Rep., Youth Team 



Chairperson 
Secretary 



COORDINATORS 

Children's Min. 

Youth Ministries 

Young Adult Min. 

Singles Ministries 

Adult Ministries 

Older Adult 
Ministries 



Esther Sanson 

V. J. French 
Jimmy Touchet 

Lori Bridges 



Director, 1000 Club John Tubb 



Baton Rouge District 



Freddie C. Henderson 



Catherine Jacocks 



Johnye Welch 
Faye Ross 
Ken Carroll 
Weld on Bares 
Randall E. Campbell 
Nathaniel Perry 



2711 Hills Rd., 

Pineville 71360 
7613 Hickory Grove Loop, 

DevUle 71328 
Box 2060, Jena 71342 
5804 Hiawatha Cir., 

Alex. 71301 
P. O. Drawer 29, 

Jena 71342 
5909 Tall Pine, 

Pineville 71360 



9636 Chanadia, 

Baton Rouge 70810 
7149 Pride-Pt. Hudson Rd., 

Zachary 70791 



4621 Oaklan Dr., 

Baton Rouge 70811 
10640 Zerlee, 

Baton Rouge 70807 
10335 So. Riveroaks 

Baton Rouge 70815 
907 Canal St, 

Plaquemine 70764 
P. O. Box 983, 

Baton Rouge 70821-0983 
946 N. 23rd St., 

Baton Rouge, 70802 



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Family Ministries 



William M. Jacocks 



P. O. Box 252, 

Gonzales 70707-0252 



CHAIRPERSONS 
Archives & History 
Camping 

Christian Unity & 

Interrel. Concerns 
Church & Society 
Communications 

CSRW 

Disaster 

Preparedness 
Education 

Evangelism 

Global Ministries 
Higher Education & 

Campus Ministry 
Religion & Race 

Scouting 
Stewardship 

Worship 

OTHER LEADERS 
District Lay Leader 

Associates 



President, UMW 



Rep., Youth Team 



President, UMM 



Stephen Fleming 
James Mitchell 

Virtle Jones 

Rogers Newman 
John Johns 

Madelyn Mitchum 

AvrQ Bridges 

Catherine Jacocks 

Virginia Spitzkeit 

Chris Andrews 
Donald K. McDowell 

McKinley Franklin 

David Phillips 
Kenneth Bowman 

Rodney Kennedy 



Frank McArthur 
O. Fred I^y 
Claudia McNeal 
Alice Irving 
Brandon Taylor 
Richard Turnipseed 



Director, 1000 Club Cleveland Jefferson 



Chairperson, CFA 
(without vote) 



Kenneth R. Reed 



4754 Charles, B. R. 70805 
4205 Church St., 

Zachary 70791 
9550 Southlawn, 

Baton Rouge 70810 
7860 EmUe, B. R. 70807 
10328 Jefferson Hwy., 

Baton Rouge 70809 
2321 Emmitt Bourgeois Rd., 

Baton Rouge 70816 
3246 Toulon, 

Baton Rouge 70816 
7149 Pride-Pt.Hudson Rd., 

Zachary 70791 
420 Sharp Rd., 

Baton Rouge 70815 
930 N. Blvd., B. R. 70802 
9375 Highland Rd., 

Baton Rouge 70810 
P. O. Box 11458, S.U., 

Baton Rouge 70813 
3825 Robert, Zachary 70791 
3791 Aletha Dr., 

Baton Rouge 70814 
P. O. Box 148, Clinton 70722 



P.O. Box 1042, 

Baton Rouge 70821 
4536 Chelsea, 

Baton Rouge 70809 
8833 Bayside Ave., 

Baton Rouge 70806 
9466 Redwood Dr., 

Baton Rouge 70814 
2533 Stonewood 

Baton Rouge 70818 
12283 Archery Dr., 

B. R. 70815 
Rt. 5, Box 533 

Baton Rouge 70807 
527 N. Blvd., 

Baton Rouge 70802-5720 



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MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Amzy Jackson 
Royal E. Hayes, Sr. 



John C. Coker 



Charles B. Simmons 



Timothy E. L^wson 



5340 Ford St., 

Baton Rouge 70811 
P. O. Box 134, 

Wason 70789 
16832 Teneiya Ave., 

Greenwell Springs 70739 
10230 MoUylea, 

Baton Rouge 70815 
P. O. Box 64572, 

Baton Rouge 70896 



Lake Charles District 



Chairperson 


Joyce Hazel 


Vice Chairperson 


Camille Stakes 


Secretary 


Colleen Jordan 


Treasurer 


Shirley Hoffpauir 


COORDINATORS 




Children's Ministries 


Pat Flint 


Youth Ministries 


Mary Boston 




David DeWitt 


Young Adult 


Bobby LeTard 


Ministries 




Singles Ministries 


Debbie Knisely 


Adult Ministries 


Diane Kane 


Family Ministries 


Beth Tilley 


CHAIRPERSONS 


- 


Archives & History 


Don Risinger 


Camping 


Richard Poss 


Christian Unity & 


Larry Martin 


Interrel. Concerns 




Church & Society 


Geneva Bell 


Communications 


Colleen Jordan 


CSRW 


Barbara Stone 



Disaster Preparedness Swindell Hodges 



2701 Gen. Moore, 
Lake Charles 70601 

1606 Whispering Woods Dr., 
L. C. 70605 

816 Kirkman, L C. 70601 

Rt. 16 Box 1549, L C. 70605 



RL 2, Box 175, Sulphur 70663 
812 Kirkman, L. C. 70601 
Rt. 5, Box 838, L C. 70611 
1424 Rue des Chene, 

Westlake 70669 
2020 New School Rd., 

Lake Charles 70605 
609 W. School, L. C. 70605 
Rt. 8, Box 591 L C. 70605 



Education 



Vicki Fuller 



P. O. Box 398, 

DeQuincy 70633 
Rt. 14, Box 271, L. C. 70605 
P. O. Box 633, 

Lake Charles 70602 
122 N. Bank, L C. 70601 
816 Kirkman St., LC. 70601 
Box 5121, Hwy 397, 

Bell City 70630 
P. O. Box 668 

Iowa 70647 
4536 E. Meadow Ln., 

Lake Charles 70605 



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Evangelism 

Global Ministries 

Higher Education 

& Campus Ministry 
Religion & Race 
Scouting 

Stewardship 

Worship 



OTHER LEADERS 
District Lay Leader 
President, UMW 
President, UMM 

Rep. (s). Youth 
Team 

Director, 1000 Club 
Chairperson, CFA 
(without vote) 

MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Peter Harrington 
M. Ray Holt 



Wayne G. Taylor 
James Kelly 
Michael L Hammett 

Michael L. Hammett 

W. Spiller Milton 



Henry T. Adcock 
Joyce Hazel 
Kin Byerly 

Stephanie Scheck 

Eddie House 
W. A. (BUI) Ford 
W. A. (BUI) Ford 



Tracy MacKenzie 

Darryl Tate 
Richard C. Hebert 



P. O. Box 247 

Welsh 70591 
423 Live Oak, 
Sulphur 70663 

501 E. Sale, L. C. 70605 
409 S. Cherry, L. C. 70601 
Rt. 1, Box 459, 

Jennings 70546 
Rt. 1, Box 459, 

Jennings 70546 
Box 1064, 

Crowley 70527 



Rt. 7, Box 987, L. C. 70611 
2701 Gen. Moore L. C. 70601 
148 Summerwood, 

Suphur 70663 
4805 W. Quail Hollow, 

Lake Charles 70605 
512 Oleander, Westlake 70669 
3707 Brentwood, L. C. 70605 
3707 Brentwood, L. C. 70605 



404 Plaquemine, 

Church Point 70525 
P. O. Box 297, Kinder 70648 
212 Broad, DeRidder 70634 



OTHER LEADERS 
Dir., Lay Speaking 
Assoc. Dir. I^y Spk. 

Assoc. Lay Leader 



Rural Life Min. 
Coordinator 



Richard Sirmon 
Guy Zachery 

Thomas Bell 

Marie Collins 

Paul W. Carter 



806 Daspit, Gueydan 70542 
804 Cherokee St., 

DeRidder 70634 
2500 Smith Rd., Lot 38 

Lake Charles 70601 
Rt. 2, Box 282, 

Ragley 70657 
P. O. Box 337, 

Cameron 70631 



Member General Bd. Hubert Blanchard 

Global Ministries 
Daughenbaugh/Matheny 

Scholarship Fund Gordon Daughenbaugh 

Health & Welfare Bobby Watkins 



P. O. Box 462, 
Sulphur 70664 

2031 21st St., L. C. 70601 
P. O. Box 754, Welsh 70591 



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Centenary College 

Rep. 
Samaritan Counseling 
Center Rep. 



Laurie Kent 
Joelynn Doland 



Monroe District 



215 Orchard, 

Lake Charles 70605 
1909 W. McNeese, 
Lake Charles 70605 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Al Babington 



Harold LaGrone 



Secretary & Treasurer Doris Denton 



105 Standard Reed Rd., 
W. Monroe 71291 

121 Shalimar 
W. Monroe 71291 

909 N. 18th, Suite #209, 
Monroe 71201-5744 



COORDINATORS 

Children's 

Ministries 
Youth Ministries 



Adult Ministries 

Young Adult 
Ministries 



Peggy Wheelis 
Joyce Meadors 
Stuart Sherman 
Lloyd Bamett 
Cheri Pittman 



103 Concord Place, 

W. Monroe 71291 
P. O. Box 625 

Grayson 71435 
P. O. Box 209, 

SicUy Island 71366 
107 Warwick Dr. 

Monroe 71203 
2301 Jasmine 

Monroe 71201 



CHAIRPERSONS 
Archives & History Faye Poag 

Camping Douglas Foreman 



Church & Society 
Communication 



Bea Moak 
Calvin Lapuyade 



Christian Unity & Mary Wineinger 

Interrel. Concerns 
Disaster Prepared. John Downs 



Education 



Evangelism 



Global Ministries 



Health & Welfare 
Higher Educ. & 
Campus Min. 



Jean Griggs 

Jon Tellifero 

Hulen C. Warren 

Harold LaGrone 

Howard Hudson 
Barbara Jones 



1807 Milton, Monroe 71201 
1807 Loop Road 

Winnsboro 71295 
3915 Gerald, Monroe 71203 
110 Lakeview Park Dr., 

Monroe 71203 
319 Circle Dr., 

West Monroe 71291 
P. O. Box 148, 

Lake Providence 71254 
1272 Philpot Rd. 

W. Monroe 71291 
P. O. Box 1092 

Monroe 71210-1092 
P. O. Box 178, 

Columbia 71418 
121 Shalimar 

West Monroe 71291 
P. O. Box 280, Start 71279 
307 Pecan Bayou, 

Monroe 71203 



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Religion & Race 
Dir.(s) of Scouting 



Stewardship 

OTHER LEADERS 
District Lay Leader 

President, UMW 

President, UMM 

Rep. Youth Team 

Dir., 1000 Club 

Chairman, DCFA 



Milton Johnson 
Rosco Jones 

Nan Salisbury 

Ed. Parks 

Clyde Jordan 
Marie Young 
Harry Statham 
Gretchen Kelly 
Vera Jordan 
Margaret McKee 

New Orleans District 



P. O. Box 423, Monroe 71210 
1702 Lexington, 

Monroe 71201 
1900 Island Dr., 

Monroe 71201 
500 Cox St., Bastrop 71220 



107 Tupelo, 

West Monroe 71291 
3017 N. 12th, 

W. Monroe 71291 
6412 Cypress Point Dr., 

Monroe 71203 
77 Magnolia Dr., 

Monroe 71203 
107 Tupelo Dr., 

W. Monroe 71291 
112 River Oaks Dr., 

W. Monroe 71291 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Secretary 



COORDINATORS 

Children's 

Ministries 
Youth Ministries 

Young Adults 
Ministries 
Singles Ministries 

Adult Ministries 

Older Adult 
Ministries 
Family Ministries 



CHAIRPERSONS 
Archives & History 



James Comer 
Iris Spells 
Anita Crump 



Janet Westlake 
Mary Margaret Owen 
Germaine Peters 
Carol Starkes 
Jack O'Dell 
Marva Mitchell 
John Hamilton 



Truman Ward 



5875 Canal Blvd., 
N. O. 70124 

7622 Mercier St., 
N. O. 70128 

7321 Dalewood, 
N. O. 70126 



6020 Amhurst, 

Metairie 70003 
1233 Decatur, Apt. 6, 

N. O. 70116 
5645 Norgate, 

N. O. 70127 
3900 St. Charles Ave., 

N. O. 70115 
1201 Metairie Rd., 

Metau-ie 70005 
1669-1/2 N. Roman 

N. O. 70116 
4742 Knight Dr., 

N. O. 70127 



500 Walker, N. O. 70124 



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Camping 

Christian Unity & 

InterreL Concerns 
Church & Society 

Communications 

CSRW 

Disaster Prepared. 

Education 

Evangelism 
Global Ministries 
Higher Education & 
Campus Ministry 
Religion & Race 

Scouting 

Stewardship 

Worship 



Mike Ricke 

Doug Ezell 

Tom Howe 

Sarah Kreutziger 

Kathy Clark-Dickens 

Mark Martin 

Delores Giles 

Charles Strong 

Pat Cobb 

John Higginbotham 

Abraham Davis 

William Dicken 

Eddie Clark 

Bob Peterson 



420 W. Esplanade 
Kenner 70065 

1130 Nashville Ave,, 

N. O. 70115 
5276 Bullard Ave., 

N. O. 70128 
4420 Elmwood Pkwy., 

Metairie 70003 
P. O. Box 15109, Station B 

N. O. 70175 
P. O. Box 693, 

Destrehan 70047 
405 S. Gatehouse Dr. #G 

Metairie 70001 
Box 698, LaPlace 70068 
7117 Memphis, N. O. 70124 
7102 Freret St., 

N. O. 70118 
4412 Annette St., 

N. O. 70122 
2061 Vineyard Lane, 

Marrero 70072 

421 N. Starrett, 
Metairie 70003 

1001 Moisant Dr., 
Kenner 70062 



OTHER LEADERS 
District Lay Leader Bill Koonce 



President UMW 



Rep. Youth Team 



1000 Club 
Assoc. Lay Leader 



Daughenbaugh- 
Matheny Sch. 
Health & Welfare 

Lay Speaking 



Lottie Palazzo 
Tiffany Giles 
Shana Alexander 
Leroy Crump 
Charles McHale 
Harold Seals 
Marilyn Ray 
Joseph Awotwi 
Helen Johnson 



6313 Glendale, 

Metairie 70003 
2221 Elizabeth, 

Metairie 70003 
405 S. Gatehouse Dr., #G 

Metairie 70001 
5301 Norgate Dr., 

N. O. 70127 
7321 Dalewood, 

N. O. 70126 
#3 Park Island Dr., 

N. O. 70122 
7434 Strathmore Dr., 

N. O. 70128 
10341 Flossmoor Dr., 

N. O. 70127 
7011 Edgefield Dr., 

N. O. 70126 
1001 Grefer, 

Harvey 70058 



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Rep. To Conf. COM Jim Comer 



Town & Country 



Chairperson, CFA 
(without vote) 
District Treasurer 

MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Mark Crosby 



Treas. Dist. Bd. GM Robert Garrett 



Clyde Frazier 



John Murdock 



Percell Church, Sr. 

Kenneth Jones 
Marta Sanfiel 
Guy West 



5875 Canal Blvd., 

N. O. 70124 
221 Satsuma Dr., 

Buras 70041 
2950 Falmouth Dr., 

N. O. 70131 
3900 St. Charles, 

New Orleans 70115 
336 Pine St., N. O. 70118 



4970 Camelia, 

N. O. 70126 
3401 Canal St., N.O. 70119 
1130 N. Rampart, N.O. 70116 
2019 Simon Bolivar, 

N.O. 70113 



North Shore District 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Marian Eggerton 
Betty Ferrington 



911 Crossgates Blvd., 

SlideU 70461 
P. O. Box 21, 

Walker 70785 



COORDINATORS 

Children's 

Ministries 
Youth Ministries 

Young Adult 

Ministries 
Singles Ministries 

Adult Ministries 
Older Adult 
Ministries 
Family Ministries 



CHAIRPERSONS 

Archives and 

History 
Camping 



Sharon MuUins 

Pleasant Sibley 

Bryan Dauphin 

Levette Moses 

Dorothy Young 
Marjorie Messer 

Glory Brown 



Lewis M. Morris, Jr. 



Pleasant Sibley 



Christian Unity & Robert Ciruti 

Interrel. Concerns 



1312 Shady Pine, 

Bogalusa 70427 
P. O. Box 207 

Walker 70785 
360 Robert Rd., 

Slidell 70458 
1813 DeWitt, 

Vamado 70467 
Rt. 2, Box 10, Angle 70426 
705 Old Cov. Hwy., 

Hammond 70403 
P. O. Box 234, 

Angle 70426 



13085 Friendship Rd. 

Walker 70785 
P. O. Box 207, 

Walker 70785 
P.O. Box 2414, 

Hammond 70404 



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Church & Society 



Communications 



CSRW 



Margo Kennedy 



Walter Parker 



Johnnie Butler 



Disaster Preparedness J. Vernon Fairley 



Education 
Evangelism 
Global Ministries 



Carolyn Foster 
Joe McClain 
Terrence August 



Higher Education Melissa Draper 

& Campus Ministries 
Religion & Race Willie Gross, III 



Scouting 

Stewardship 

Worship 



BUI Harris 
Bill Matheny 
Mary Jo Greaves 



1103 Oak Hollow Dr., 

Hammond 70401 
190 S. 2nd St., 

Ponchatoula 70454 
724 18th Ave., 

Franklinton 70438 
Box 1143, 

Bogalusa 70429-1143 
1540 Broadmoor, 

SlideU 70458 
433 Erlanger, 

SlideU 70458 
Box 482, 

Franklinton 70438 
Box 279, WaUcer 70785 

350 Julia St., 

Denham Springs 70726 
38734 Reinninger Rd., 

Denham Springs 70726 
1509 Lynwood, 

Bogalusa 70427 
1406 Pecan St., 

Hammond 70401 



OTHER LEADERS 
Dist. Lay Leader 



Tom Knight 



Assoc. Dist. Lay Leader Freddie Banks 
Assoc. Dist. Lay Leader Levi Lewis 



President UMW 



Dir., 1000 Club 

Chairperson, CFA 
(without vote) 

Co-Directors of 
Lay Speaking 



Enlistment 



Dorothy Pierce 



Rep. (s) Youth Team Heather Rich 



Jeremy Smith 
M. E. Taylor 
Vera Packer 
Ernest Easterly III 
Carlyn Abarr 
Gene Finnell 



Town & Country Min. Carrie Horn 



320 Austin, 

Bogalusa 70427 
910 HatcheU Ln., 

Denham Springs 70726 
Rt. 3, Box 265, 

Angle 70426 
308 9th Ave., 

Franklinton 70438 
121 Everest Dr., 

SlideU 70458 
Rt. 2, Box 589, 

Lacombe 70445 
P. O. Box 425, 

Denham Springs 70726 
Box 851, SlideU 70459 

37947 LA Hwy. 16, 
Denham Springs 70726 

P. O. Box 105, 
Talisheek 70464 

P. O. Box 2579, SLU 
Hammond 70402 

Rt. 3, Box 416, Angle 70426 



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Health & Welfare 



District Treas. 



Willis Dear 



Matt Kawasaki 



Box 306, 

Franklinton 70438 
14360 Chef Menteur Hwy., 
New Orleans 70129 



Ruston District 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Secretary 



Gary Green 
Elouise Sanders 
Larry O'Dell 



1803 Corley St., 
Ruston 71270 

Rt. 1, Box 53, 
Arcadia 71001 

P. O. Box 246, 
Farmerville 71241 



COORDINATORS 



Children's Ministries Dianne Wilkinson 



Assoc. 
Youth Ministries 

Assoc. 
Young Adult Min. 

Singles Ministries 

Older Adult 
Ministries 
Family Ministries 



Glenda Long 
BUI Willis 

Peg Parker 

Doug deGraffenried 

Frank Busch 

Adona Cain 

Larry Miller 



1000 West Woodward 

Ruston 71270 
P. O. Box %2, Hodge 71247 
P. O. Box 929, 

Ruston 71270 
P. O. Box 447, Mmden 71058 
P. O. Box 360, 

Arcadia 71001 
P. O. Box 2004, T.S., 

Ruston 71272 
206 W. Florida Ave., 

Ruston 71270 
3401 N. Trenton, 

Ruston 71270 



CHAIRPERSONS 
Archives & History Elouise Sanders 



Camping 

Christian Unity & 
Interrel. Concerns 

Church Location & 
Building 

Church & Society 

Communications 
CSRW 



Mark Strickland 
Lenora Birch 
Tom Logan 
Hollis Downs 
Sam Wallace 
Kibbie Hatfield 



Disaster Preparedness Lloyd E. Scott 



Rt. 1, Box 53, 
Arcadia 71001 

903 Broadway, 
Minden 71055-3394 

Rt. 4, Box 21 -A, 

Homer 71040 
301 Lakeshore Dr., 

Minden 71055 
Rt. 5, Box 5516, 

Ruston 71270 

904 Tarreyton, 
Ruston 71270 

P. O. Box 411, 

Doyline 71023 
P. O. Box 186 

Simsboro 71275 



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Assoc. 


Betty Fratus 


Education 


Susan Meriedth 


Evangelism 


Roily Walker 


Global Ministries 


Byrl Moreland 


Higher Education & 


Andy Hurst 


Campus Ministry 




Religion & Race 


Randy Scrivener 


Health & Welfare 


Mary Margaret Barr 


Scouting 


Jimmy Rogers 


Stewardship 


Steve Porter 


Worship 


Byrd Terry 


OTHER LEADERS 




District Lay Leader 


Jason Owen 


District Lay 


Walter Wicker 


Speaker 




President UMW 


Elouise Sanders 


President UMM 


Jay Hinckley 


Rep. Youth Team 


T;iKisha Green 




Clay McConnel 


Dir. 1000 Club 


Johnny Maxwell 




Jack Taylor 


Chairperson CFA 


Terral Lowe 


(without vote) 




Treasurer 


Naomi Scrivener 



617 W. Fourth, Homer 71040 
621 Frazier Rd., 

Ruston 71270 
1000 West Woodward, 

Ruston 71270 
1000 West Woodward, 

Ruston 71270 
Box 3005, Tech Station, 

Ruston 71272 
P. O. Box 700, Hodge 71247 
200 Fauiield, 

Ruston 71270 
908 Park Hwy., Minden 71055 
P. O. Box 249, 

Ringgold 71068 
P. O. Box 505, 

Haynesville 71038 



1403 Bistineau, 

Ruston 71270 
5027 Stowe Creek, 

Ruston 71270 
Rt. 1, Box 53 

Arcadia 71001 
RL 1, Box 10, Dodson 71422 
Rt. 1, Box 260, 

Minden 71055 
200 N. Chautauqua, 

Ruston 71270 
P. O. Box 1130, 

Ruston 71270 
P. O. Box 1130, 

Ruston 71270 
Box 545, Springhill 71075 

P. O. Box 700, Hodge 71247 



MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Jean Rockhold 



Rt. 2, Box 11-A, 
Jonesboro 71251 



Shreveport District 



Chairperson 
Vice Chairperson 



Larry Norman 
William Roby 



P. O. Box 1210, Many 71449 
P. O. Box 7192, 
Shreveport 71137 



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COORDINATORS 

Children's Ministries Doris Sheppard 



Youth Ministries 



Older Adult 
Ministries 
Family Ministries 

Health & Welfare 

CHAIRPERSONS 

Archives and 

History 

Camping 

Christian Unity & 

Interrel. Concerns 
Church & Society 



CSRW 

Disaster 

Preparedness 
Education 

Evangelism 

Global Ministries 

Religion & Race 

Scouting 

Stewardship 



OTHER LEADERS 
District Lay Leader 

President UMW 

President UMM 



Betty Smith 
Vanessa Graham 
Arnold Brown 
Becky Schuldt 
Larry D. Norman 

Mabel McDaniel 
Scott Adams 
Willie Jackson 
Nell Inman 
Marci Howard 
Doris Brown 
A. Trent Palmer, III 
Tom Patty 
Loretta Lampkin 
Ruffin Gray 
A. M. Moody 
Doug Smith 
Claudine Bond 



William T. Roby 
Mrs. Ray Turner 
Ray Turner 



P. O. Drawer 1567, 

Shreveport 71165 
Rt. 1, Box 428-B, 

Bossier City 71112 
3131 Knight St., #259 

Shreveport 71105 
3774 Richmond, 

Shreveport 71104 
512 Parklane St., 

Bossier City 71111 
P. O. Box 1210, Many 71449 



P. O. Box 328, 

Keith vUle 71047 
520 Herndon, 

Shreveport 71101 
6806 Southern, 

Shreveport 71106 
7401 Red Fox Tr., 

Shreveport 71129 
400 Edwards, 

Shreveport 71101 
3774 Richmond, 

Shreveport 71104 
1204 Crabapple, 

Shreveport 71118 
9312 Wiscassett, 

Shreveport 71115 
201 John Wesley Blvd., 

Bossier City 71112 
1129 Japonica, 

Shreveport 71118 
Box 291, 

KeithvUle 71047 
Rt. 1, Box 428-B 

Bossier City 71112 
58 W. Lakeshore, 

Benton 71006 



P. O. Box 7192, 
Shreveport 71137 

137 Chimney Ln., 
Haughton 71037 

137 Chimney Ln., 
Haughton 71037 



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Rep. (s) Youth Team Carrie Fergerson 



Dir., 1000 Club 

Chairperson CFA 
(without vote) 

MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Josh Millu-on 



Robert F. Duncan 



Paul Davis 



Charlie Brewton 



Brenda Clark 



104 Madison, 

Bossier City 71111 
P. O. Box 326, 

Hosston, 71043 
3113 Idle Days, 

Shreveport 71107 
1465 Patricia, 

Bossier City 71112 



7853 Singleton, 
Shreveport 71107 

2618 Kemp Lane, 
Shreveport 71107 



B. BOARDS 

(Note — Additional ex-officio members of Conference Boards are listed in the Book of 
Discipline and the Conference Structure and Rules Report.) 

BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY 

Chairperson: Larry D. Robertson; Vice Cliairman: John R. Johns, Secretary: Dolores Giles 
Clerical: Kenneth Carroll, John Downs, Swindell Hodges, James Humphreys, Richard 

Humphries, Larry Robertson, Larry Martin 
Lay: 

Hilda Arndt ~ 2740 Morning Glory, Baton Rouge 70807 

Geneva Bell ~ 122 N. Bank St., Lake Charles, 70601 

Georgie Dunbar — 207 Payne St., Pineville, 71360 

Fannie Reddix — 1303 Cambronne, New Orleans, 70118 

Betty Ferrington ~ P. O. Box 21, Walker, 70785 

Roger Gamer — 810 Rimes Circle East, Monroe, 71201 

Delores Giles — 405 S. Gatehouse Dr., Apt. G, Metairie, 70001 

Tom Holman ~ P. O. Box 929, Ruston, 71273 

Ken Holt ~ 5819 Caroline Drive, Alexandria, 71301 

W. C. Patterson ~ 1359 Hawkins St., Shreveport, 71107 
Youth Member: Gretchen Kelly — 72 Magnolia Dr., Monroe 71203 
UMW Representative: Mrs. Georgie Dunbar — 207 Payne St., Pineville, 71360 
Cabinet Liaison: George W. C. Calvin 

BOARD OF CONFERENCE TRUSTEES 

President: Tom Matheny; Vice-President: Nancy Carruth; Secretary -Treasurer: Donald J. 
Hall 



Term expiring 1992: 
Clergy: 
Donald J. Hall 



Lay: 

Robert A. Lecky 



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J. Henry Bowdon, Jr. Tom Matheny 

Term expiring 1993: 

Clergy: Lay: 

Bob Lawton C. A. (Hap) Martin, III 

Kathy Clark-Dickens Drusilla Franklin 

Term expiring 1994: 

Clergy: Lay: 

Donald Avery William Kelly 

Thomas Dunbar Shelby Smith 

Cabinet Liaison: George A. Duerson 
Ex Officio -- Stone W. Caraway, Nancy Carruth, Don Cottrill 

BOARD OF DIAGONAL MINISTRY 

Chairperson: Dick Scott- Welch; Registrar: Doris Sheppard; Scholarship Registrar: Pat 
Hogan; Secretary -Financial Officer: Marielouise "Lou" Alexander 

Clerical: Isiah Lee, Bert Scott, Dick Scott- Welch 

Diaconal: R. Mickey Cloud, Pat Hogan, Sidney Montegudo, Doris Sheppard 

Lay: 

Marielouise Alexander — 5637 Matthews, Baton Rouge, 70812 
Linda Fox ~ 3350 Dalrymple, Baton Rouge 70802 

Cabinet Liaison: Carole Cotton-Winn 

BOARD OF DISCIPLESHIP 

Chairperson: ljs^nyO'DQ\\\ Vice -Chairperson: William Peeples; 5ecrerary; Calvin Lapuyade; 

Finance Officer: Robert Burgess 
Clerical: Robert Burgess, Calvin Lapuyade, Judy Nelson, Larry O'Dell, William Peeples, 

Jimmie Pyles, Ira Robinson, Fred Wideman, Robert Williams 
Lay: 

Laurie Connell — 812 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, 70601 

Lylln Craig ~ 1201 Metakie Rd., Metairie, 70005 

Anita Crump — 7321 Dalewood, New Orleans, 70126 

Evelyn Deich - 101 Pontiac Rd., Lafayette 70501-7735 

Brenda Haley ~ 7820 Creswell, Shreveport, 71106 

Maude P. Harris ~ 9012 Palm St., New Orleans, 70118 

Mrs. Clyde Jordan - 107 Tupelo Dr., West Monroe 71203 

Julia Knighten ~ 1919 Blvd. DeProvince #135, Baton Rouge, 70816 

Raymond Mcintosh — 211 Ridgewood Blvd., Alexandria, 71303 

Doug Smith ~ Rt. 1, Box 428-B, Bossier City 71112 
Youth Member: Lynd Matt — 100 N. Tanglewood, Eunice 70535 
Young Adult Member: Steve Wheeliss — P. O. Drawer 1791, Alexandria 71309 
Mem bers -A t -Large: 

Julius Jefferson — 36 Lafayette Ave., Maywood, N. J. 07607 

Kenneth Jones ~ 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, 70119 

Ted Standley ~ P. O. Box 1147, Covmgton, 70434 

Donna Bergstedt ~ 1309 9th St., Lake Charles, 70601 

Inez Chrisentery — 1940 Tennessee St., Baton Rouge, 70802 



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Julia Heard — 3201 2nd Avenue, Lake Charles, 70601 
Cabinet Liaison: L. Ray Branton 

BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES 

Chairperson: Chris H. Andrews; Vice -Chairperson: John Porter Recording Secretary: 

Rosalie A. Black; Finance Officer: Vernon Fairley 
Conference Missionary Secretary: 5teven Caraway 
Chairperson Church Extension & Revitalization: John Porter 
Clerical: Chris H. Andrews, Mary Sloan Baugh, Mark B. Benge, Sr., Alonzo Campbell, Ron 

Easterling, Vernon Fairley, Richard Hebert, Frank M.Jones, Jack O'Dell 
Lay: 

Rosalie Black — 1075 Cousin, SlideU, 70458 

Hubert Blanchard ~ P. O. Box 462, Sulphur, 70664 

Judith Oxley — 8942 Kingcrest, Baton Rouge, 70810 

John Porter — 236 Ashley, Shreveport, 71105 

Kay Riedel ~ 208 Highland Dr., I^fayette 70506 

Sarah Schoeffler ~ 3502 E. Simcoe, Lafayette, 70501 

Enrica Singleton — 4864 Lafon Dr., New Orleans 70126 

Joanne White ~ 99 Woodlands Dr., Boyce, 71409 
Youth Member: Tiffany Giles ~ 405 S. Gatehouse Dr., #3, Metairie 70001 
Members -At -Large: Steven Caraway — Box 510, Winnfield, 71483; Conrad Edwards — 

411 Second St., Natchitoches, 71457; Kathryn Dauphin — 2727 Jackson St., Alexandria 

71301; Margaret Guth — 219 Woodruff, Lake Charles 70601; Pat Boiling ~ Centenary 

College, Shreveport, 71134, T. Nichols Evans — 520 Hemdon, Shreveport 71101 
Ex-Officio: Paul White — 5401 Jackson St., Alexandria, 71301; Norma Winegeart — P. O. 

Box 156, Plain Dealing, 71064; Mary Pollard ~ 321 Cleveland St., Bastrop 71220 
Cabinet Liaison: James M. Poole 

BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY 

Chairperson: Don McDowell; Vice -Chairperson: Willis Dear; Secretary: Dollene Sims; 

Finance Officer: Walter L. Parr, Jr. 
Clerical: Fay Barrhartung, Willis Dear, Debbie Drash, Don McDowell, Larry Miller, Donald 

Morgan, Alfred Norris, Walter Parr, Frank Poole 
Lay: 

Alma Clark — 9465 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70815 

Joy Dietzel — Old River Rd., Natchitoches, 71457 

Frances Ferguson — 159 Linda Ct., Gretna, 70053 

Pat Meador ~ 10028 Norris Ferry Rd., Shreveport, 71106 

Ben Mount ~ 101 Pithon, Lake Charles, 70601 

Ron Sarver — 305 Chastant, Lafayette 70506 

Phil Rice ~ 2705 Belcaro Dr., Ruston, 71270 

Dollene Sims — 1221 Balsam Avenue, Baton Rouge, 70807 

Amy Ward ~ 500 Walker St., New Orleans, 70124 
Youth Team Member: Eric Robinson — Rt. 5, Box 51 lA, Bastrop 71220 
Campus Ministries: James Wilson — 112 Delano, Monroe, 71203 

Don Ross — 238 General Gardner, Lafayette, 70501 



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Ex Officio: Dr. Samuel Cook; President, Centenary College 
Cabinet Liaison: H. Warren Blakeman 

BOARD OF THE LAITY 

Conference Lay Leader: Paul White, 5401 Jackson St., Alexandria 71301; (318) 445-2500 
Vice -Conference Lay Leader: O. Fred Loy, 4536 Chelsea, Baton Rouge, 70809 (504) 925- 

5632 
Secretary: Anita Crump, 7321 Dalewood, New Orleans, 70126 (504) 246-4735 
Treasurer: Nancy M. Carruth, P. O. Box 267, Bunkie, 71322; (318) 346-2249 
Chairperson, 1000 Club: Cecil E. Bland, Jr., 254 College St., Shreveport 71104; (318) 

221-7812 
Conference Director, Daughenbaugh/Matheny Scholarship: Jane Blackwell, 118 Huntington 

Drive, Lafayette, 70508; (318) 989-8570 
Chairperson Lay Speaking: Bob Sides, 104 Chickasaw Rd., Lafayette 70501 (318) 233-6473 
Co -Chairpersons Rules & Organization: Bob Nash, 2711 Hills Rd., Pineville 71360; Henry 

T. Adcock, Rt. 7, Box 987, Lake Charles 70611 
Other Members: District Lay Leaders, Associate District Lay Leaders, District Program 
Directors, Conference President United Methodist Women, Conference President United 
Methodist Men, Conference Youth Team President, District Presidents United Methodist 
Women, District Presidents United Methodist Men, District Youth Team Presidents, 
Immediate Past Conference President United Methodist Women, Immediate Past Conference 
President United Methodist Men, Immediate Past Conference Lay Leader, Young Adult 
Representative,Executive Director Conference Council on Ministries, Cabinet Liaison, I^y 
Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences, Conference Board of Trustees Chair 
Cabinet Liaison: J. Philip Woodland 

DISTRICT BOARDS OF THE LAITY 
Acadiana District 



Lay Leader 

Lay Leader (North) 

I^y Leader (South) 



Secretary 



Treasurer 



Scholarship Fund 



Bob Sides 



Clifton Conrad 



Billy Guidroz 

Atley & Karen Brasher 



Lay Speaking Chair- 
Persons 
Stewardship & Finance Emily McCoy 



Kathleen Conrad 



William P. Scott 



Jane Blackwell 



104 Chickasaw Rd., 

Lafayette 70501 
107 Kansas St., 

Lafayette 70501 
Rt. 1, Box 626, 

Morgan City 70380 
Rt. 1, Box L-28, 

Livonia 70755 
Route 3, Box 3142 

St. MartinvUle, 70582 
107 Kansas St., 

Lafayette, 70501 
806 Colonial Dr., 

Lafayette, 70506 
118 Huntington Dr., 

Lafayette, 70508 



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President, UMW 
President, UMM 
Director, 1000 Club 
Young Adult 
Senior Adult Rep. 



Dorothy Dunbar 
Ben Mayfield 
Joyce Prejean 
Evelyn Deich 
Martha Ogden 



743 McCarthy Ln., 

Opelousas 70570 
306 Steiner Rd., 

Lafayette, 70508 
310 Roselawn Blvd., 

Lafayette 70503 
101 Pontiac Rd., 

Lafayette, 70501 
110 Darteze, 



Lafayette, 70508 
Members At Large - All Charge Lay Leaders of churches in the Acadiana District 

Alexandria District 



District Lay Leader 
Vice Chairperson 
President, UMW 
President, UMM 
Dist. Lay Speaking 
Dist. Evangelism 
Secretary 
Treasurer 
Dist. 1000 Club 



Bob Nash 
Nettie M. Williams 
Esther Sanson 
V. J. French 
Doug Garrett 
Winderlean Lewis 
Kathryn Shea 
Bob Prichard 
John Tubb 



Dist. Daughenbaugh & Jerry Sanson 

Matheny Scholarships 
Dist. Superintendent C. Richard Hoffpauir 



Ministerial Rep. 



Jimmy Pyles 



Dist. COM Chairperson Eddie Morgan 



Conf. Lay Leader 
Bishop 



Paul White 



William B. Oden 



2711 Hills Rd., 

Pineville 71360 
2518 Houston St., 

Alexandria, 71301 
7613 Hickory Grove, 

DevUle 71328 
P. O. Box 2060 

Jena 71342 
106 Woodlake Dr., 

Pineville 71360 
P. O. Box 339, 

Natchitoches 71457 
300 Cleco Dr., Apt. 101 

Pineville 71360 
120 Hudson, 

PinevQle 71360 
5909 Tall Pine Dr., 

Pineville 71360 
13614 Hwy. 28 E, 

DevUle 71328 
4809 Whitechapel, 

Alexandria 71303 
2299 Fakview Dr., 

Pineville 71360 
6130 Pine Ridge, 

Aledandria 71301 
5401 Jackson St., 

Alexandria 71301 
527 N. Blvd., 

Baton Rouge 70802 



Assoc. Dist. Lay Leaders: Leigh Brown, Nettles Brown, Jack Cochran, Mrs. Jane Deville, 
Arthur Haas, Joshua Hayes, Sr., J. E. Hines, Cloteal Holden, Mylinda Irving, Ida Mae Jessie, 
Daisy L>arry, Bill McDonald, Scott Perry, Jim Proctor, Nelda Tarver, Mike Vizcarrondo, 



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Jimmie Walker, Sarah Williams 

Honorary Assoc. Dist. Lay Leaders: Dr. Nancy Carruth, Frank Cox, Mrs. Georgie Dunbar, 

Sonny Evans, Charles Goodgame, Joanne White 

Baton Rouge District 



Lay Leader 
Assoc. Lay Leader 
Assoc. Lay Leader 
Recording Secretary 
Clergy Rep. 



President UMW 

President UMM 

Director 1000 Club 
Treasurer 

Ex-Officio: 
Dist. CFA Chair 

CCOM Rep. 



Frank McArthur 

O. Fred Loy 

Claudia McNeal 

Brenda T. Nero 

George B. Cunningham 

Alice Irving 

Richard Tumipseed 

Cleveland Jefferson 
Richard Tumley 



Kenneth Reed 



Freddie C. Henderson 



P. O. Box 1042, 

Baton Rouge 70821 
4536 Chelsea, 

Baton Rouge 70809 
8833 Bayside Drive, 

Baton Rouge 70806 
17742 Wisdom Ave., 

Baker 70714 
P. O. Box 250, 

Jackson 70748 
9466 Redwood Dr., 

Baton Rouge 70814 
12283 Archery Dr., 

B. R. 70815 
Rt. 5, Box 533, B. R. 70807 
730 Harding Blvd., 

Baton Rouge 70807 

527 N. Blvd., 

Baton Rouge 70802 
9636 Chanadia 

Baton Rouge 70810 



Lake Charles District 



Lay Leader 
Assoc. Lay Leaders 



Director Lay 
Speaking 

Assoc. Dir. 
Lay Speaking 
Member Gen. Bd. 

Global Min. 
Daughenbaugh/Matheny 

Scholarship 
Dir. 1000 Club 
President UMW 
President UMM 



Henry T. Adcock 
Marie Collins 
Thomas J. Bell 

Richard Sirmon 

Guy Zachery 

Hubert Blanchard 

Gordon Daughenbaugh 

W.A. Ford 
Joyce Hazel 
Kin Byerly 



Rt. 7, Box 987, L. C. 70611 
Rt. 2, Box 782, Ragley 70657 
2500 Smith Rd., Lot 38, 

L. C. 70601 
806 Daspit, 

Gueydan 70542 
804 Cherokee St., 

DeRidder 70634 
P. O. Box 462, 

Sulphur 70664 
2031 21st St.,, 

L. C. 70601 
3707 Brentwood, L. C. 70605 
2701 Gen. Moore, L C. 70601 
148 Summerwood, 

Sulphur 70663 



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Treasurer 
Clergy Rep. 
President DCYM 



Shirley Hoffpauir 
David DeWitt 
Marcus Padgett 



Rt. 16, Box 1549 L. C. 70605 
Rt. 5, Box 838, L. C. 70611 
408 Primrose, Sulphur 70662 



Lay Leader 
Assoc. Lay Leader 

Secretary & 

Treasurer 
Chair, 1000 Club 
Lay Speaking 
Daughenbaugh/Matheny 

Scholarships 
Chairperson Lay 

Witnessing 
Chair, U.M. Foundation 



Men's Choir 

President, UMM 

President, UMW 

President, UMY 

Clergy Rep. 

Chair, Disaster 
Preparedness 



Monroe District 



Clyde Jordan 

Jack Dew 

Jim Spencer 

Vera Jordan 
E. L. Harrison 
W. C. Miller 

K. D. Hayes 

Pete Mulhem 

Stanley Burkett 

Harry Statham 

Marie Young 

Gretchen Kelly 

William Peeples 

John Downs 



107 Tupelo, 

W. Monroe 71291 
441 Dew I^ne, 

W. Monroe 71291 
59 Chauvin Dr., 

Monroe 71203 
107 Tupelo, W. Monroe 71291 
29 Martha Dr., Monroe 71203 
P. O. Box 118-A, 

Bastrop 71220 
911 Coleman Ave, 

West Monroe 71291 
Rt. 3, Box 104 

Rayville 71269 
202 Dupont Circle, 

W. Monroe 71291 
6412 Cypress Point Dr. 

Monroe 71203 
3017 N. 12th, 

West Monroe 71291 
77 Magnolia Dr., 

Monroe 71203 
1411 Glenwood Dr. 

West Monroe 71291 
P. O. Box 148 

Lake Providence 71254 



New Orleans District 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

District Lay Leader William Koonce 

DISTRICT PROGRAM DIRECTORS 
1000 Club Leroy Crump 

Lay Speaking Irene Reed 

UMW President Lottie Palazzo 



UMY 



Tiffany Giles 



Shana Alexander 



6313 Glendale, 
Metairie 70003 

7321 Dalewood, N. O. 70126 
2307 Upperline, N. O. 70115 
2221 Elizabeth, 

Metairie 70003 
405 S. Gatehouse Dr. #G 

Metairie 70001 
5301 Norgate Dr., 

New Orleans 70127 



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North Shore District 



Lay Leader 
Assoc. Lay Leader 



Treasurer 

Dir., 1000 Club 

Lay Speaking - 
Co-Directors 



UMW President 
Youth Team 



Tom Knight 

Levi Lewis 
Freddie Banks 

Mat Kawasaki 

M. E. Taylor 

Ernest Easterly 

Carlyn Abarr 

Dorothy Pierce 

Heather Rich 

Jeremy Smith 



320 Austin, 

Bogalusa 70429 
Rt. 3, Box 265, Angle 70426 
910 Hatchell Ln., 

Denham Springs 70726 
14360 Chef Menteur Hwy., 

N. O. 70129 
P. O. Box 425, 

Denham Springs 70726 
37947 LA Hwy. 16, 

Denham Springs 70726 
P. O. Box 105 

Talisheek 70464 
308 9th Ave., 

Franklinton 70438 
412 Arrowwood Dr., 

Slidell 70458 
Rt. 2, Box 589, 

Lacombe 70445 



Ruston District 



Lay Leader 

Dir. Lay Speaking 

Dir., 1000 Club 

Asst. Dir. 

Secretary/Treas. 

UMW President 
UMM President 



Jason Owen 

Walter Wicker 

Johnny Maxwell 

Jack Taylor 

Naomi Scrivener 

Elouise Sanders 
Jay Hinckley 



1403 Bistineau, 

Ruston 71270 
5027 Stowe Creek, 

Ruston 71270 
P. O. Box 1130, 

Ruston 71270 
P. O. Box 1130, 

Ruston 71270 
901 South Vienna, 

Ruston 71270 
Rt. 1, Box 53, Arcadia 71001 
Rt. 1, Box 10, Dodson 71422 



Shreveport District 



L.ay leader 

Assoc. I^y Leader 
Assoc. Lay Leader 

President, UMM 



Waiiam T. Roby 

A. J. Williams 
IvUeburda Myers 

Ray Turner 



P. O. Box 7192, 

Shreveport 71137 
Box 543, Mansfield 71052 
333 Holcomb, 

Shreveport 71103 
137 Chimney Ln., 

Haughton 71037 



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President, UMW 
President Youth 
Dir. Camping 
Dir. 1000 Club 



Mrs. Ray Turner 
Eddie Lawrence 
Scott Adams 
Robert Duncan 



Daughenbaugh/Matheny A. A. Hickerson 

Scholarship 
Dir. Lay Speaking Selcy Collins 



MINISTERIAL MEMBERS 



Doug Cain 
Oscar Player 



137 Chimney Ln., 

Haughton 71037 
9188 Double D. Dr., 

Shreveport 71107 
520 Hemdon 

Shreveport 71101 
3113 Idle Days, 

Shreveport 71107 
653 Mary Jane, 

Haughton 71037 
2704 Ridgelake Dr., 

Shreveport 71109 

5550 S. Lakeshore, 
Shreveport 71119 

Rt. 1, Box 414D, 
Benton 71006 



MEMBERS AT LARGE 



Leroy Smalley 
Mary Ellen Gardner 



Rt. 1, Box 289-B, 
KeithvUle 71047 

P. O. Box 445 

Morningsport 71060 



BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY 

CHAIRPERSON: Robert Potter ~ 1201 Metairie Rd., Metairie 70005 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Chairperson: Robert Potter; Vice -Chairperson and Finance 
Officer: Steven D. Bearden; Secretary: J. Lawrence Maddm; Ministerial Training and 
Orders Chairperson: John Williams; Registrar: Carl Rhoads; Associate Members and 
Local Pastors Chairperson: Gerald Richardson; Registrar: John I^e; Enlistment and 
Candidacy: Terry Willis; Conference Relations: Hugh Baker; Continuing Education: 
Linn M. Caraway; Counseling Elders: Steve Spurlock 

Clerical: Thomas Babington, Hugh Baker, Steven Bearden, William Blakely, Ed Boyd, 
Carolyn Volentine, Randall Campbell, Nathan Daniels, Andrew Douglas, Wayne Evans, 
Clyde Frazier, Freddie Henderson, Clarence Hillard, Charles Humphreys, Kenneth Irby, 
William Jacocks, John Lee, J. Lawrence Maddin, Robert Potter, R. Don Ross, Carl Rhoads, 
Gerald Richardson, Linn M. Caraway, Marta Sanfiel, William Miller, Steven Spurlock, 
Carolyn Volentine, Roily Walker, John Williams, Terry Willis, Carol S. Winn, Cliff Wright, 
Douglas L. Cain 

Lay Observers: Ella Mae Doyle, Donald Leroy Hoover, Richard Tumley, Jr. 

Cabinet Liaison: C. Gerald Richardson 

DISTRICT COMMITTEES ON THE ORDAINED MINISTRY 



Acadiana District: Rev. James Humphreys, Chairperson; Rev. Hugh Baker, Rev. Carolyn A. 

Stokes, Rev. Howard Milo, Rev. Robert Deich, Rev. R. Don Ross, Dr. William C. Blakely 

Alexandria District: Dr. Thomas Babington, Chairperson; Rev. Ronald Dauphin, Rev. James 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 41 

Graham, Rev. Conrad Edwards, Rev. Jimmie Pyles, Mr. Bob Nash, Ms. Winder! ean Lewis, 

Rev. Eddie Morgan 

Baton Rouge District: Rev. Bertrand Griffin, Chairperson; Rev. Freddie Henderson, Rev. 

Carol Susan Winn, Rev. Clarence Hillard, Rev. Ken Carroll, Rev. John Williams, Rev, 

Timothy E. Lawson 
Lake Charles District: Rev. Lewis L. Olmsted, Chairperson; Rev. A. Swmdell Hodges, Jr., 

Rev. Lael S. Jones, Dr. Thomas A. Dunbar, Rev. Troy Edward Boyd, Rev. Richard H. 

Harry, Rev. Richard C. Hebert 
Monroe District: Rev. John Lee, Chairperson; Rev. William D. Peeples, Rev. Wallace 

Blackwood, Rev. Michael McLaurin, Rev. James E. Wilson, Rev. Karen F. Davis, Rev. 

Frank M. Jones 
New Orleans District: Rev. J. Roddy Taylor, Chairperson, Rev. Bob L. Lawton, Rev. Kenneth 

Fisher, Dr. Andrew Douglas, Dr. Alan Einsel, Rev. Kathy Clark-Dickens 
North Shore District: Rev. Larry Maddin, Chairperson; Rev. Terrence August, Dr. Ted 

Standley, Rev. Alonzo Campbell, Rev. Ken Irby, Rev. Ester Hammond, Rev. Gene Finnell, 

Rev. Larry Robertson, Rev. Steven Spurlock, Rev. Helen Marcussen, Rev. Clifford Wright 
Ruston District: Rev. Terry Willis, Chairperson; Rev. August Aamodt, Rev. Terral Lx)we, Rev. 

Larry Miller, Rev. Steven Porter, Rev. Carl Rhoads, Rev. Randy Scrivener, Rev. Byrd 

Terry, Rev. Carolyn Volentine, Rev. Byrl Moreland 
Shreveport District: Rev. Wayne Evans, Chairperson; Rev. Doug Cain, Rev. George Thomas, 

Rev. Arnold Brown, Rev. Steve Bearden, Rev. Paul Davis, Rev. Dale Hensarling, Rev. Nick 

Evans, Rev. Dick Humphries 

BOARD OF PENSIONS 

Chairperson: Rev. Grayson Watson; Vice-Cftairperson: Mr. Welton Brumfield; Secretary: 
Rev. Terral Lx)we; Finance Officer: Dr. Stone W. Caraway 

Class of 1992 

Clergy: John Fellers, Terral Lowe, Grayson Watson, Philip Woodland 

Lay: 

Joe Bleich ~ P. O. Box 388, Ruston, 71270 
Mrs. Walter H. Brock ~ 3744 Ridgetop, Baton Rouge, 70809 
Mrs. Lucinda Bynum — 5500 Bullard, New Orleans, 70128 
W. A. Ford ~ 3707 Brentwood, Lake Charles, 70605 
Jim Glancey — 1919 Bodenger Blvd., New Orleans, 70131 
Mrs. Wiley Gardner — P. O. Box 445, Mooringsport, 71060 
Jason Owens — 1403 Bisteneau, Ruston, 71270 
Judy Rountree — Box 635, Jonesville, 71343 

Class of 1996 

Clergy: Tom Howe, Russell Jones, Marie Williams, John Winn 
Lay: 

Welton Brumfield ~ 206 LaSare, Amite, 70422 

Marian Eggerton — 2468 Lake Oaks Pkwy., New Orleans, 70124 



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C. B. Griggs ~ Rt. 9, Box 123 H, West Monroe, 71291 
Nina Pugh ~ 2000 Cloverdale Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808 
Margo Racca - 301 Oak Glen, Lafayette, 70503 
Dorothy Mae Taylor — 4801 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans, 70126 
Harry Statham — 6412 Cypress R. Drive, Monroe, 71203 
Bill Youngblood ~ 16122 Hogenville, Baton Rouge, 70817 
Cabinet Liaison: George A. Duerson 

DISTRICT BOARDS OF CHURCH LOCATION AND BUILDING 

Acadiana District: L. Andy Foreman, Chairperson; David Dietzel, Ambrose Constantine, 

William P. Scott, Wayne Gilmore, Hugh Baker, John Tujaque 
Alexandria District: James Graham, Chairperson; Doris Perry, Thilo Steinschulte, Eddie 

Morgan, Roane Hathom, Betty Rainey, Billie Bates, Ray Mcintosh, William E. Nolan 
Baton Rouge District: Walter Brock, Chairperson; Iris Maughan, Clarence Hillard, Gordon 

Morris, Ken McKnight, W. C. August, Kenneth C. Duke, Sr. 
Lake Charles District: Lael S. Jones, Chairperson; Paul Ritter, Dalton G. (Gene) Stutes, Marie 

Collins, Robert Langley, Carole Cotton-Winn, John Guyre, Stan Warburton 
Monroe District: Joe Brown, Jr., Kathy Hebert, Sandy DeCelle, Robert Breithaupt, Henry 

Camp, W. Odell Simmons 
New Orleans District: Amy Ward, Chairperson; Abraham Davis, James T. Johnson, I^eroy 

Crump, Andrew Douglas, Sherman Crayton, Nancy Nunn, Mel Turnage, Dean Melling 
North Shore District: Ester Hammond, Chairperson, Tom Knight, Wilbur Davis, Robert 

Morrison, Carol Harlan, Robert McLaurin, Robert Accardo, Dale Lipps, Weldon Averette 
Ruston District: Tom Logan, Chairperson; John Emory, Jr., J. R. Johnson, Durwood 

McFarland, L. D. McGehee, Stephen Williamson 
Shreveport District: Wanda Bennett, Catherine Blake, Arnold Brown, John Dowling, Judy 

Ehrhardt, Joe Elgin, James Goins, Ruffin Gray, Jerry Hilburn, Roy Horton, Lueburda Myers, 

W.C. Patterson, William Ruby, Betty Turner, Robert Weber 



C. COMMISSIONS 
COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES & HISTORY 

Chairperson: Ixwis Morris; Vice -Chairperson: Kenneth Fisher; Secretary & Finance 

Officer: James Jones 
Clerical: Kenneth Fisher, Joe Hoover, James Jones, Lewis Morris 
Lay: 

Gary Green ~ P. O. Box 42, Arcadia, 71001 

Alton Hancock ~ P. O. Box 41188, Shreveport, 71134-1188 

Sarah Kreutziger — 4420 Elmwood Pkwy., Metairie, 70003 

Rosie Newhouse — 3814 Houston River, Westlake, 70669 

Irene Reed — 2307 Upperline, New Orleans, 70115 
Youth Team Member: Lori Bridges, P. O. Drawer 29, Jena 71342 
Cabinet Liaison: Warren Blakeman 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 43 

COMMISSION ON CHRISTIAN UNITY 
AND INTERRELIGIOUS CONCERNS 

Chairperson: Michael McLauiin; Vice -Chairperson: Mary WmeingeVy Secretary: G.Larry 

Maxwell; Finance Officer: G. Larry Maxwell 
Clerical: Percell Church, Sr., Douglas deGraffenreid, Raymond Crofoot, Charles Floyd, L. 

Andy Foreman, G. Larry Maxwell, Michael McLaurin, Lael Jones, Hulen Warren 
Lay: 

Mrs. Selwyn Blouin ~ Rt. 1, Box 12, Ethel, 70730 

Mr. Walter Brock ~ 3744 Ridgetop, Baton Rouge, 70809 

Steven Favors — 7241 Chadboume, New Orleans, 70126 

Mrs. Rosemary Ewing — 206 Reynolds Dr., Ruston, 71270 

Mrs. Helen Johnson ~ 1001 Grefer, Harvey,70058 

Ms. Diane Kane ~ 609 W. School, Lake Charles, 70605 

WUl McNutt ~ 2113 Francais, Shreveport, 71118 

Gil Rolak — 1301 Constant, Alexandria,71301 

Mrs. Mary Wineinger — 319 Circle Drive, West Monroe, 71291 
Youth Team Member: Scott Tarver, P. O. Box 687, Jena 71342 
Cabinet Liaison: Carole Cotton- Winn 

COMMISSION ON EQUITABLE SALARIES 

Chairperson: William Rowell; Vice-CJtairperson: William Jones; Secretary & Finance 

Officer: Pat Cobb 
Clerical: William Jones, Thomas I^ogan, Spiller Milton, William Rowell, William Willis 
Lay: 

Weldon Averette — 717 River Road North, Denham Springs, 70726 

Nettles Brown ~ 109 Kaffie Dr., Natchitoches, 71457 

Pat Cobb ~ 7117 Memphis, New Orleans 70124 

Bob Sides — 104 Chickasaw, Lafayette, 70501 
Cabinet Liaison: C. Richard Hoffpauir 

COMMISSION ON RELIGION & RACE 

Chairperson: McKinley Franklin; Vice-Cliairperson: Alfred Bakewell; Secretary: Virginia 

Spitzkeit 
Clerical: Alfred Bakewell, Stephen Casey, James Davidson, McKinley Franklin, Richard 

Gillespie, Bertrand Griffin, Ester Hammond, James McLelland, Kurt Oheim 
Lay: 

Dorothy Abraham ~ 601 N. Cherry, Lake Charles, 70601 

Charlie Baker — 4206 Jane Street, Alexandria, 71301 

Doris Bell ~ 9415 Oleander, New Orleans, 70118 

Milton Johnson ~ P. O. Box 423, Monroe, 71201 

Matt Kawasaki ~ 1002 Michigan, Slidell, 70458 

Bobbie Ned ~ 10321 W. Almond, Baton Rouge, 70807 

Jean Rockhold — Rt. 2, Box 11 A, Jonesboro, 71251 

Virginia Spizkeit — 420 Sharp Road, Baton Rouge, 70815 

Nell Inman ~ 7401 Red Fox TraU, Shreveport, 71129 



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Youth Member: Julie Betz — 7111 Seven Oaks, Baton Rouge, 70806 
Young Adult Member: Daniel Kaulfus 
Cabinet Liaison: Ray Branton 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS & ROLE OF WOMEN 

Chairperson: Barbara S. Duke; Vice -Chairperson: Carolyn Stokes; Secretary: Marva L. 

Mitchell; Finance Officer: Mrs. Bea Moak 
Clerical: Barbara S. Duke, Marva L. Mitchell, David Fortuna, Lewis Olmsted, Carolyn 

Stokes, Robert Ed Taylor 
Lay: 

Mamie Chatman — 779 Oregon St., Berwick, 70342 

Angelia Cominey — 706 McGinnis St., Donaldsonville, 70346 

Marian Evans — 13915 Jane Seymour, Baton Rouge, 70816 

Charles S. Eyer ~ 4670 Baccich, New Orleans, 70122 

Lena French — Box 2060, Jena, 71342 

Florence Jones — P. O. Box 27, Crowley, 70527 

Bea Moak ~ 3915 Gerald, Monroe, 71203 

Araceli Morales ~ 2915 1/2 Tulane, New Orleans, 70119 

Linda Shepherd — Rt. 4, Box 171, Shreveport, 71107 
Youth Member: Ami Hurst — 3208 Pine Ridge Dr., Pineville, 71360 
Cabinet Liaison: George Calvin 

D. COMMITTEES 
COMMITTEE ON COURTESIES 

Chairperson: AbiahamE.Dawis; Vice -Cfiairperson: harry Normcin; Secretary: Helen Brock 
Clerical: Curtis Chambers, Abraham Davis, Douglas Foreman, Jerry Hilbun, Larry Norman 
Lay: Helen Brock ~ 3744 Ridgetop Dr., Baton Rouge, 70809 

COMMITTEE ON EPISCOPACY 

Chairperson: Welton H. Brumfield, Financial Officer: Moses Jackson 

Clerical: Stone W. Caraway, Moses Jackson, Henry C. Blount, Mick Ricke, Carol Susan 

Winn 
Lay: 

Welton H. Brumfield ~ 206 LaSare, Amite, 70422 

Mrs. Paul Davis — 516 Hillcrest, Alexandria, 71301 

Bridger Eglin ~ 5035 Whitehaven, Baton Rouge, 70808 

George Gladney ~ Rt. 3, Box 210, Rayville, 71269 

Mrs. Mary M. Gordon ~ 521 South 15th St., Baton Rouge, 70802 

Mrs. Evelyn James — 501 Chautauqua, Ruston 71270 

lAither Jordan — #8 Stones Throw, 8655 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge 70809 

Mrs. Janelle McCammon — 261 Emerite, Lafayette 70506 

Jack Paris — 107 Canterbury Road, Lafayette, 70503 

Paul White ~ 5401 Jackson St., Alexandria, 71301 



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Youth Team Member: Lori Bridges ~ P. O. Box 29, Jena 71342 
Ex -officio: Alfred Norris, Nancy Carruth 

COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL MINISTRIES 

Chairperson: Gloria Lester-Hygh; Vice -Chairperson: E. C. Harrison; Secretary: M. Jack 

O'Dell; Finance Officer: Howard Milo 
Clerical: John Coker, Alan Einsel, James Graham, Chung Baek Kim, Jack O'Dell, Howard 

MUo 
Lay: 

Glory Brown ~ P. O. Box 234, Angle, 70426 

Carolyn G. Clark ~ 7115 E. Caprice, Baton Rouge 70811 

E. C. Harrison — 2601 Gentilly, New Orleans, 70122 

Gloria Lester-Hygh — 7210-F Culpepper Dr., New Orleans 70126 

Hideo Koike — 43 Alamo Dr., Houma, 70361 

Mrs. Winderlean Lewis — 1216 Allen, Natchitoches, 71457 

Mrs. Lou Medlock ~ Box 782, Monroe, 71210 

Mrs. Kenneth Myers — 333 Holcomb, Shreveport, 71103 

Bob Nash ~ 2711 Hills Road, Pineville, 71360 

Fred Neal ~ 9402 Highpoint, Baton Rouge, 70810 

Raymond Ross — 10640 Zerlee, Baton Rouge 70807 

Harry Stagg ~ 200 High Meadows Blvd., #257, Lafayette, 70507 
Cabinet Liaison: J. Philip Woodland 
Ex -officio: Roger D. Lathan 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

See Article I, Section C, Rule 5 in Section X of the Journal as approved by the 1991 Annual 
Conference. 

COMMITTEE ON THE JOURNAL 

Chairperson: Sara Fugler 

Clerical: Robert E. Townsend, Leland Wade 

Lay: Sara Fugler, Linda Fox 

COMMITTEE ON RULES 

Chairperson: Tim Lawson; Vice -Chairperson: Inez Chrisentery; Secretary: Wallace P. 

Blackwood 
Clerical: Wallace Blackwood, Tim Lawson, J. Roddy Taylor 
Lay: William Brown, Inez Chrisentery, Thomas Harrell 

COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY 

Clerical: Joe W. McClain, Robert L. Potter, Carl E. Rhoads, III, J. Philip Woodland, Grayson 
B. Watson 



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COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION 

Chairperson: Robert Burgess 

Seven Elders: Robert Burgess, Faye Barrhartung, William Eubanks, Moses Jackson, Dwight 

Ramsey, J. Roddy Taylor, Grayson Watson 
Alternates: Clyde Frazier, Cliff Wright 

JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE 

District Superintendents Two Ordained Ministry 

Ray Branton Andrew Douglas 

Steven Spurlock 

NonCabinet Alternates 

William Peeples George Calvin 

Charles Simmons Kenneth Irby 

COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS 

Clerical: Larry Norman, Chairperson; Dwight Ramsey, Gilbert Wade 
Lay: William H. Patrick, Lee Ethyl Patty 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS 

Ester Hammond, Chairperson; M. Douglas Ezell, Howard Milo 

E. TRUSTEES AND BOARDS OF DIRECTORS 

CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA (BOARD OF TRUSTEES) 

Officers: George D. Nelson, Chairman; J. Hugh Watson, Vice-Chairman; William G. 
Anderson, Treasurer; Herman Williamson, Secretary; Ruby M. George, Assistant Secretary 
Term Expires 1992: William G. Anderson, L. Ray Branton, Harvey Broyles, Nancy Carruth, 

John Stafford Commegys,Caroline Atkins Crawford, Mary Helen Everist, Sam B. Grayson, 

John S. Hardy, Charles D. Knight, George D. Nelson, Jr., Alfred L. Norris, John T. Palmer, 

Taylor F. Moore, Joe D. Waggonner, Jr., Hoyt Yokem 
Term Expires 1993: Charles Ellis Brown, Edwin C. Harbuck, Pat Ewing Hendrick, William 

H. Jackson, H. Blume Johnson, Tom H. Matheny, Paul C. McDonald, George D. Nelson, 

Sam P. Peters, Richard L. Ray, Ronald Sawyer, Virginia K. Shehee, Nicholas H. Wheless, 

Jr., Harvey G. Williamson, Herman Williamson, Robert E. Witt 
Term Expires 1994: Katherine Turner Cheesman, E.J. Crawford, III, John David Crow, 

Donald H. Duggan, D.L. Dykes, Jr., Kenneth M. Fisher, Roy S. Hurley, Paul Michael 

Mann, George R. Schurman, Carl Edmund Stewart, Fletcher Thome-Thomsen, W. Juan 

Watkins, J. Hugh Watson, Donald P. Weiss 
Ex -Officio Members: Bishop William B. Oden; President, Centenary College; President of 

Alumni Assoc; President of Student Senate; Chairman of Faculty Personnel and Economic 



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Policy Committee; Faculty Representative 
Life Members: Douglas F. Attaway, Sam Backus, Harry V. Balcom, Floyd C. Boswell, Jack 
Cooke, Dana Dawson, Jr., Benedict A. Galloway, G. W. James, Sr., Virginia I^skey, Carl 
F. Lueg, Douglas McGuire, Merlin W. Merrill, Sam Sharp, Albert Skiar, Bentley Sloane, 
Austin G. Robertson 

LAFON HOME (BOARD OF TRUSTEES) 

Term expiring 1992: Andrew J. Douglas, Chairman; Horace C. Bynum, Lucinda L. Bynum, 
Wadsworth A. Davis, Corine Delaney, Myraline Jamison, Nathaniel Williams 

Term expiring 1993: Abraham E. Davis, Guy Gibson, Olive Harkess, Robert F. Harrington, 
Alice Gay Manuel, Amy Ward 

LOUISIANA METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME 
(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Ex Officio Members: 
Bishop William B. Oden 

District Superintendent of the Ruston District, Rev. James M. Poole 
President of the United Methodist Women, Mrs. Norma Winegeart 
Recording Secretary of the United Methodist Women, Mrs.Seola P. Callahan 
Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church, Ruston, Dr. Byrl J. Moreland 
Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, Ruston, Rev. Larry Miller 

Terms Expiring 1992: Inez W. Chrisentery, Ben James, L. D. McGehee, John Porter, Kirby 
A. Vining 

Terms Expiring 1993: Jimmy Love, Alonzo J. Campbell, Rosalie E. Mclnnis, Irvin Abraham, 
Bill Baker, Jr. 

Terms Expiring 1994: Mrs. Robert Green Hinton, Rosemary Ewing, H.A. Harrington, Welton 
Brumfield, Jr. Mr. L.D. Napper 

Life Members: Mrs. G. E. Laskey and Mr. W. A. J. Lewis 

THE METHODIST HOME OF NEW ORLEANS 
(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Executive Director: Dr. Richard E. Hodges 

Chaplain/Director of Development: Kathy Clark-Dickens 

Class of 1991 -92: Clyde Frazier, Elton Harrison, Billy James, Mat Kawasaki, J. Roddy 

Taylor 
Class of 1992-93: Christopher Andrews, Jackie Bartlett, Rosemary Ewing, Rodney Frisard, 

Andrew Weir 
Class of 1993-94: Mae Calvin, Percell Church, Sr., Gail McGlothin, Ken Fisher, Ken Irby 
Officers: President: J. Roddy Taylor; Vice President: Elton Harrison; Treasurer: Rodney 

Frisard; Secretary: Clyde Frazier 
Ex -Officio Members: Marilyn Oden 



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PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CENTER (BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Guy E. West, Executive Director; Abraham E. Davis, President; Irene Reed, Vice-President; 
Annie Lincoln, Secretary; John Davis, Treasurer; Alvin Aubry, George A. Duerson, Calvin 
Francis,Jr., Clyde Frazier, Maude Harris, Doris Hickks, Chester Horn, Celina Johnson, Crispus 
S. Gordon, Sarah Kreutziger, Marva Mitchell, Joseph Pierce, Joy Smith, Luther Speight, III, 
Mildred Washington 

RETIRED MINISTERS HOMES BOARD, INC. 

1991-92 Board: 

Officers: Chair: Lewis Love; Secretary: Earle Cefalu, Jr.; Treasurer: Mike John, Jr.; 

Superintendent of Properties: Raymond Crofoot 
Members: Joe Crouch, George Gladney, Calvin O. Lapuyade, Doug McGuire, Larry 

Robertson, Eugene Scott, Joanne White, Stephen Williamson 
Director: Angus Carruth 
Cabinet Representative: James M. Poole 
Ex -Officio: Grayson Watson - Chair, Conference Board of Pensions 

ST. MARKS COMMUNITY CENTER (BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Officers: President: Steve Hand; Vice-President: Dr. Sarah Lain; Secretary: Dennis Minor; 
Treasurer: I. S. Daniels; Ex-Officio: Dr. Joe McClain, Lottie Palazzo 

Members: David Billings, Pat Cobb, Fredrick Conley, Irma Dixon, Cecilia Florent, C. J. 
Blanche, Lester Johnson, John Keller, Charles Jones, Adele Knott, Rosa Lain, Tommy 
Lockhart, Annie Lincoln, Larry McKinley, Meredith McElroy, Juliette Robertson, Louis 
Saulny, Jerome Smith, Hilda Sills, Alcide Tervalon, Jr., Dan Vincent, Guy West, ErroU 
Williams, Albert Stevenson 

LOUISIANA CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

Conference Officers 

President: Norma S. Winegeart (Mrs. Jack) ~ P. O. Box 156, Plain Dealing 71064-0156 

(318-326-4746) 
Vice President: Betty Carlin (Mrs. Curtis) ~ Route 2, Box 393, Anacoco 71403 (318-239- 

0148) 
Secretary: Seola Callahan (Mrs. Lawrence) — HC-85, Box 130, Oakdale 71463 

(318-335-3521) 
Treasurer: Mary F. Spell — 103 E. Valcourt Drive, AbbevUle 70510-2321 (318-893-4000) 
Mission Coordinators for: 

Christian Personhood: Celina T. Johnson (Mrs.) — 7510 Means Ave., New Orleans 70127 

(504-241-5182) 
Supportive Community: Hilda D. Sills (Mrs.) — 4745 Overton Dr., New Orleans 70122 

(504-288-3439) 
Christian Social Involvement: Geneva Bell (Mrs. Clarence) — 122 N. Bank St., Lake 
Charles 70601 (318-436-4975 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 49 



Christian Global Concerns: Mary Pollard (Mrs. Ted) ~ 321 Cleveland St., Bastrop 71220 
(318-281-2055) 
Secretary of Program Resources: Lois Heath (Mrs. Daniel) — 1263 Progress Road, Baton 

Rouge 70807 (504-775-2909) 
Chairperson, Committee on Nominations: Annie Lincoln (Miss) 4108 Mithra St., New Orleans 

70126 (504-282-2126) 
Chairperson, Committee on Membership: Dr. Marilyn Ray — 10341 Flossmoor Drive, New 

Orleans 70127 (504 241-7820) 
Secretary for Financial Interpretation: Mary Quinones (Mrs. Pas) — 4904 Bissonet Dr., 

Metairie 70003 (504-885-5550) 
Secretary of Publicity & Public Relations: Fannie Reddix (Mrs. Roscoe) — 1330 Cambronne, 

New Orleans 70118 (504-865-8181 or 504-899-8967) 

LOUISIANA CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST MEN 

Conference Officers 

President: Boyd E. Baun, 4888 Loyola Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (504-766-6453) 
1st Vice-President: Ron Sarver, 305 Chastant Blvd., Lafayette 70508 (318-233-7696) 
2nd Vice-President (North): BUI Heath, P. O. Box 468, Winnfield, LA 71483 

(318-628-7159) 
2nd Vice-President (South): Herbert Marks, 5515 A Pepsi St., Harahan, LA 70123 

(504-241-5476) 
2nd Vice-President (Scouting and Youth): Charles Thomas, 7081 Modesto Ave., Baton 

Rouge, LA 70811 (504-355-8856) 
Secretary: John L. Erickson, 1046 Chippaham Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 

(504-767-5455) 
Treasurer: Jewett (Barney) Bamett, 10222 Hillsburg Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809 

(504-291-5273) 
Public Relations Director: Raymond Ross, 10640 Zeele St., Baton Rouge, LA 70807 

(504-775-2166) 
Project Director: Jay Hinckley, Rt. 1, Box 10, Dodson, LA 71422 (318-628-3763) 
Retreat Director: Charles Goodgame, 317 Lawrence Blvd., Pineville, LA 70508 

(318-445-1126) 
Chairman Nomination Committee: John Lacroix, P. O. Box 8673, Alexandria, LA 71306 

(318-473-9583) 
Appointed: 

Prison Ministry: Keith Tucker, 303 S. Magnolia St., Lafayette, LA 70809 (318-234-4178) 
Prayer Advocate: Offney Ellis, 5824 Linden, Baton Rouge 70805-5325 (504-356-1817) 
Disaster Relief Hubert Blanchard, Box 29, Sulphur, LA 70663 (318-527-6227) 
Trip Director for Purdue: John Lacroix, P. O. Box 8673, Alexandria, LA 71306 

(318-473-9583) 
EMS & Charter Liaison: William H. Harris, 38734 Reinninger Rd., Denham Springs, LA 

70726 (504-664-8338) 
Parliamentarian: Bob Sides, 104 Chickasaw Rd., Lafayette, LA 70501 (318-261-1314) 



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LOUISIANA INTERCHURCH CONFERENCE REPRESENTATIVES 

Clerical: Bishop William B. Oden, Donald Avery, Bobby Bowling, Robert Burgess, George 
Calvin, Jimmie Caraway, Donald Cottrill, Wilbur Davis, Andrew Douglas, George Duerson, 
Thomas Dunbar, David Fortuna, Thomas Howe, Kenneth Irby, Timothy Lawson, Byrl 
Moreland, Walter Parr, Larry Robertson, Don Ross, Michael McLaurin, Steven Spurlock, 
David Trickett, Marie Williams, John Winn 

Lay: Lou Alexander, Rosalie Black, Vemita Booker, Carol Broussard, Welton Brumfield, Jay 
Caraway, Nancy Carruth, Harris Copenhaver, Terrel DeVille, Kay Irby, Norma Winegeart, 
Jim Moore, Rogers Newman, Art Thiel, Truman Ward, Joanne White 

TRUSTEES FOR UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION 

Terms to Expire 1992: 

Mr. Tom Alexander, P.O. Box 52915, 2769 Mission Drive, Baton Rouge, 70805 

Mrs. Patsy Barnes, 10444 Browning, Baton Rouge, 70815 

Dr. Henry Blount, 2550 Avenue C, Hillcrest, Alexandria, 71301-4006 

Mr. Welton Brumfield, Jr. 206 I^Sare Drive, Amite, 70422 

Dr. John Cooksey, 1310 North 19th, Monroe, 71201 

Rev. William I. Eubanks, 6017 Camphor, Metakie, 70003 

Mr. Arthur Faulk, III, 6811 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, 70806 

Dr. Clyde Frazier, Jr., 3900 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 70115 

Mr. J. LAither Jordan, Jr., #8 Stones Throw, 8655 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, 
70809 

Judge William F. Kline, Jr., P.O. Box 527, Clinton, 70722 

Dr. Rogers Newman, 7768 Emile, Baton Rouge, 70807 

Dr. Ron Pryer, 101 RonMar Lane, Pineville, 71360 

Mrs. Nina Nichols Pugh, 2000 Cloverdale, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Mr. John Tyner, P.O. Box 2627, Baton Rouge, 70821 

Mr. Andrew Wier, 2721 Division Street, Metairie, 70002 

Mr. Marcus Wren, Rt. 1, Box 291, Minden, 71055 
Terms to Expire 1993: 

Rev. Chris Andrews, 930 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802 

Mrs. Marian Eggerton, 911 Cross Gates Boulevard, Slidell, 70461 

Dr. John Fellers, P.O. Drawei 1567, Shreveport, 71165-1567 

Mr. Irwin Felps, P.O. Box 591, Baton Rouge, 70821 

Mr. Wayne Gilmore, P.O. Box 72, Opelousas, 70570 

Mr. Haynes Harkey, Jr., P.O. Drawer 8032, Monroe, 71211 

Mr. Thomas Harrell, 3830 Jolly Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Mr. Leroy Harvey, Jr., Box 297, Jackson, 70748 

Mr. G.W. James, Jr., P.O. Box 1260, Ruston, 71273-1260 

Mr. Mat Kawasaki, 1002 Michigan, Slidell, 70458 

Rev. Isiah M. Lee, Jr., P.O. Box 1866, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. Frank McArthur, P.O. Box 1042, Baton Rouge, 70821 

Mr. Ray Mcintosh, 211 Ridgewood, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. Leslie McKenzie, 312 South Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Rev. Leslie Norris, 2722 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, 70115 

Mrs. Vera Packer, P.O. Box 851, Slidell, 70459 



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Rev. Grayson Watson, 812 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, 70601 

Mr. Paul White, 5401 Jackson Street, Alexandria, 71301 
Terms to Expire 1994: 

Dr. Nancy Carruth, P.O. Box 267, Bunkie, 71322 

Mrs. Dorothy Carter, 3709B Holly HiU Road, Lake Charles, 70605 

Mrs. Fran Davis, 516 Hillcrest Drive, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. Bridger Eglin, 5035 Whitehaven, Baton Rouge 70808 

Mr. C.A. "Hap" Martin, 3509 Lake DeSiard, Monroe, 71201 

Dr. Thomas Matheny, P.O. Box 221, Hammond, 70404 

Mr. George Nelson, Sr., P.O. Box 5, Shreveport, 71161 

Mr. Jack Paris, 107 Canterbury, Lafayette, 70503 

Mr. Scott Perry, 4324 England Drive, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. John Porter, 236 Ashley, Shreveport, 71105 

Mr. Shelby Smith, P.O. Box 9, Shreveport, 71161-0009 

Mr. Charles Teamer, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, 
70122 

Mr. Richard Tumley, 730 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70807 

Dr. Harvey G. Williamson, 2673 Brandywine Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808 
Ex Officio: 

Bishop William B. Oden, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 

Dr. Stone Caraway, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 

Rev. Larry Stafford, 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, 71112 

Dr. Kenneth R. Reed, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 
Honorary: 

Mr. Max Pace, 7556 Boyce Drive, Baton Rouge, 70806 

CONFERENCE CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Officers: 

President: Tom Matheny, Box 221, Hammond 70404 (504-345-3367) 

Vice President: Donald Avery, 2038 Plank Road, Baton Rouge 70802 (504-356-6951) 

Secretary: Vera Packer, P. O. Box 851, Slidell 70459 (504-649-4732) 

Members: 

Lori Bridges, P. O. Drawer 29, Jena 71342 (318-992-4310) 

Seola Calahan, HC-85, Box 130, Oakdale 71463 (318-335-3521) 

Thomas Dunbar, 1500 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles 70605 (318-474-1500) 

John M. Evans, Rt. 1, Box 1026, White Castle 70788 (504-545-3246) 

Elton C. Harrison, 1864 79th Ave., Baton Rouge 70807 (504-356-3348) 

M. Leroy Harvey, P. O. Box 297, Jackson 70748 (504-634-5341) 

Celina T. Johnson, 7510 Means St., New Orleans 70127 (504-241-5182) 

Isiah M. Lee, Jr., 4205 Pecan Dr., Alatandria 71301 (318-442-4434) 

Judy McMaster, 111 Leo, Shreveport 71105 (318-861-3185) 

Byrl Moreland, 1000 West Woodward, Ruston 71270 (318-251-0750) 

Larry D. Norman, P. O. Box 1210, Many 71449 (318-256-3632) 

Bishop William B. Oden, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge 70802 (504-346-1646) 

Shelby Smith, P. O. Box 9, Shreveport 71161 (318-222-8337) 

David Sweatt, P. O. Box 90-F, Lafayette 70509 (318-265-3212) 

Lucy M. Vincent, 1513 Briarwood Dr., Sulphur 70663 (318-527-8535) 



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Paul D. White, 5401 Jackson St., Alexandria 71303 (318-445-8537) 
Harvey G. Williamson, 2673 Brandywine, Baton Rouge 70808 (504-926-9469) 
Marcus D. Wren, Jr., Route 1, Box 291, Minden 71055 (504-377-1510) 
Ex -Officio: 

I>arry Stafford, Charles Simmons, Don Cottrill, Stone Caraway 

DIRECTORS OF WESLEY FOUNDATIONS 

WESLEY FOUNDATION, NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY 

Natchitoches 
(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Jane Bradley, Sue Campbell, Mrs. Ed Carroll, Mrs. Mike Deason, Joy D. Dietzel, Mr. & Mrs. 

R. D. Dietzel, Magdolynn Drewett, Sonny Evans, Penny Johnson, Daisy M. Jones, Mrs. 

Parker Wiggins, Dan Parrish, Gladys Revels, Johnnie Dietle 
Ex-Officio: Conrad Edwards, James A. Graham, James Moore, Richard C. Hoffpauir, David 

Porter, David Mitchell 

METHODIST/PRESBYTERIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY 

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY - Hammond 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Terms Expiring 1992: L^anny Greaves, Ed Nelson, Margo Kennedy, Jim Barfoot, Dewey 

Sharkey, Francis Huff, Aubrey Morse, Ken Irby, Christine Levy, Nancy Martin 
Terms Expiring 1993: Belford Carver, Ron Nethercutt, Maryjo Lx)ckwood, Houston Davis, 

Bob Ciruti, Tom Matheny, Larry Brown, Ernest McCormick, Nancy Shaw, Georgia Russell 
Terms Expiring 1994: George Hess, Susan Cooper, Ted Standley, Jack Payne, Marlise Harrell 

Ann Wilboume 
Ex-Officio: Charles Humphreys, Keith Uffman, Warren Blakeman, Larry Robertson, James 

Anderson, Deborah Drash. B.E.M. Skerrett, Donald E. Roulet 
Students: Amy Harrell, Barney Powell 

THE UNITING CAMPUS MINISTRY 

(LSU WESLEY FOUNDATION) - Baton Rouge 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Class of 92: Marielouise Alexander, Mema Whitley, Donald Davis, Doug Madden, Nancy 
Matthews, Kenneth Murchison, Ann Pebworth, John D. Rhoades, Linda Grier 

Class of 93: Dick Scott- Welch, John Carroll, Judy Brown, David Wetzel, Carol Coins, Bob 
Bowling, Karen Juneau, David England, John Horn 

Ex Officio: Hal Horan, Randy Nichols, George Calvin, Pat Ginn, Robert Reich 

Student Members: Tom Pentecost, Jess Ladd,Timothy Turek, Charlie Cook 



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WESLEY FOUNDATION 

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY - Baton Rouge 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Chair: Mrs. Isabel Herson; Vice-Chair: Dr. Moses Jackson (Ex-Officio); Secretary: Jacqueline 

Jacobs; Treasurer: Ulysses Joseph 
Class of 1992: Mrs. Jannie Cox, Dr. Joyce O'Rouke, Rev. Ernest Scott, Mr. Raymond Smith, 

Dr. Rogers Newman, Mrs. Helen Poydras, Mrs. Lois Heath 
Class of 1993: Isabel Herson, Ulysses Joseph, Ralph Tyson, Carl Williams, III, Clarence 

Hillard, Nina Pugh, Richard Turnley 
Ex -officio: Dr. George W. C. Calvin, Sr., Dr. Moses T. Jackson, Sr., Dr. G. L. Netterville, 

Sr., Dr. Julia Martin, Mr. Roger Guissinger, McKinley Franklin 
Student Representatives: Mr. Darius Samuels, Miss Tracy Smith, Miss Stacy L. Smith, Aeneas 

Williams, Toni Williams 

WESLEY UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISL\NA - Lafayette 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Class of 1992: Don Witney, Cheryl Edney, Rev. Brady Forman, Rev. Manuel Henderson, Dr. 

Reinhart Kondert, Carol Bowers 
Class of 1993: Nancy Coghill, Sylvester Burton, Gordon Butler, Rev. Carolyn Stokes, Jean 

Hurley, Dr. William C. Blakely 
Class of 1994: Isaac Aries, Rev. Troy Parker, James L. Gray, Glenn Dehart, Dorothy 

Burleigh, Grace Presbyterina Rep. 
Ex -officio: Rev. Don Ross, Rev. Gerald C. Richardson, Sandra Edwards 
Students: David Martin, Hamilton Burliegh, Christi Chauvin, Shelly Iste 

WESLEY FOUNDATION 

McNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY - Lake Charles 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Chair: Marcia Jean (92); Vice Chair: George Clyde (93); Secretary: Denlse Wilkinson 
Treasurer: James Durr 

A. Committee on Finance 

Class of 1992: Curtis Nelson, Willie Mount 
Class of 1993: George Copeland, Louis Villaume 
Class of 1994: Lael Jones, Phillip Miller 

B. Facilities Committee 

Class of 1992: Marcia Jean (CH) 
Class of 1993: Myriam Hutchinson 
Class of 1994: Steve Norton 

C. Outreach Committee 

Class of 1992: Swindell Hodges, Loretta Gallian 
Class of 1993: Henry Adcock, Connie Degenharadt 




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Class of 1994: Rick Hebert 

D. Program and Worship 

Class of 1992: Jerry Hartwell, Peggy Pugh 
Class of 1993: George Clyde, Rudy Young 
Class of 1994: Harry Gaventa, Gene Talbert 

E. Planning and By-Laws 

Class of 1992: Ed Boyd 
Class of 1993: Elaine Glenn 
Class of 1994: Jim Batchelor 

F. Committee on Staff/Parish Relations (Personnel) 

Class of 1992: Willie Mount, Dorothy Carter 
Class of 1993: Ed Boyd, Frances Hennigan 
Class of 1994: Janet Bruce 

G. Board of Trustees 

Class of 1992: Ted Spell, Jerry Hartwell 
Class of 1993: Robert Benoit, Ray Spalding 
Class of 1994: Pete Scott, Bobby Letard 

H. Committee on Nominations 

Class of 1992: Hebert Bucklin, Jim Batchelor 
Class of 1993: Mary Lou France, Mary Parker 
Class of 1994: Rick Hebert, Red Perry 

WESLEY FOUNDATION 

NORTHEAST LOUISL\NA UNIVERSITY - Monroe 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

1991 -92 Board of Directors: Tom Lowe, Debbie Neely, Kammie Seffens, Karen Legar, 
Darlene Nix, Charles McDonald, Barbara Maley, I^uis Nabors, Sanford Halperin, Clara 
Jane Jones, Jo Johnson, Ella Mae Custer, Bea Moak, Raymond Henry, Dale Farley, Don 
Stockford, Byrl Moreland, Joe Sheeler, Eugene Kappeler 



WESLEY FOUNDATION, TULANE UNIVERSITY - New Orleans 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Clergy: Clyde Frazier, (Chair); Percell Church Sr., Bob L. I^wton, Ixland D. Wade 

Laity: David Kreuger, Doris Hicks, Junius Robinson, Margaret Murdock 

Faculty I Staff: Dr. Flora Cherry, Dr. Greg Goodwm, Dr. Ann Die, Megan Conway 

Students: Kristl Davison, Janie Walton, Scott Rayl, Robert Crown 

Ex -officio: Bishop William B. Oden, Bill Koonce, Lottie Palazzo, George Duerson 



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WESLEY CAMPUS MINISTRY 

(Serving UNO, SUNO, & DELGADO) - New Orleans 

BOARD OF DIRECrORS 

Executive Committee: Chair: Frances Ferguson, Vice Chair: Amy Ward, Secretary: Rosanna 

Giusti, Treasurer: Arlean Gutierrez 
Clergy: William Jones, Marva Mitchell, Tom Howe, Cleveland Herr 
Lay Members: Marilyn Ray, Nancy Harkess, Carol Hopson, James Ellis, Arlean Gutierrez, 

Frances Ferguson, Murphy Sanchez, Gloria Borrello, Geneva Johnson, Rosanna Guisti, 

Annie Lincoln, Amy Ward 
Students: Leslie Blum, Nicole Watson 
Faculty: Addison Carey, Joe Cruthirds, Arlean Gutierrez 
Ecumenical Representatives: Stella Thompson, Tina Komaniecka 
Ex -officio: George Duerson, Bill Koonce, Lottie Palazzo 

WESLEY FOUNDATION 

LOUISL\NA TECH UNIVERSITY - Ruston 

(BOARD OF DIRECTORS) 

Adona Cain, Byrl Moreland, Keith Elliot, H.L Henry, Jimmy Love, Beth Lyons, Sue 
McFadden, Susan Meriedth, Hazel Napper, Wanda Neeles, James Poole, Tommy Rogers, Mary 
Sheridan, Sam Wallace, Nel Dawsey, Don Dyson, James Evans, Rickey Hicksman, Debra 
Lynch, J.D. Malone, Wanda McKenzie, L^rry Miller, Charles Neeles, Walter Pharr, Phil Rice, 
Bob Bose, Roily Walker 

CONFERENCE REPRESENTATIVES TO GENERAL BOARDS 

Global Ministries: Hubert Blanchard 

General Council on Ministries: Welton Brumfield 

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry: Amy Ward 

General Board of Discipleship: Ray Branton 

General Board of Publication: Alfred Norris 

General Board of Church & Society: Jay Caraway 

General Council on Finance & Administration: Stone Caraway & Nancy Carruth 

Board of Directors, United Methodist Reporter: Sarah Kreutziger 

Jurisdictional Council on Ministries Representatives: Clerical - Donald C Cottrill; Lay - 

Welton Brumfield 
Board of Directors, Lydia Patterson Institute: Donald C Cottrill 



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V. Daily Proceedings 



First Day 

June 3, 1991 

Physical Education Center, Centenary College 

Afternoon Session - 1:30 p.m. 

The Twenty-first Session of the Louisiana Annual Conference began with The 
Service of Memorial and Holy Communion in the Physical Education Center at Centenary 
College, Shreveport. 

The celebrant was Bishop William B. Oden and liturgist was Rev. Helena Wright. 
Dr. Fred B. Craddock was the preacher for this service. Dr. Craddock's sermon was titled 
"The Vision as Memory", with scripture text coming from Mark 14:3-9. 

The choir director. Dr. Will Andress, directed the combined Shreveport choirs of First 
United Methodist Church and St. Paul's United Methodist Church, with Mr. Stephen Distad, 
organist. 

The Litany of Thanksgiving was offered for all those who died during the past 
year including ministers, and spouses of ministers from our Conference, bishops and bishops' 
spouses of the general church, and lay members of the church. 

Bishop Oden read the names of the bishops who had died, and Mrs. Marilyn Oden 
read the names of bishops' spouses who had died. Rev. Isiah Lee read the names of the 
deceased ministers, and Mrs. Margaret St. Amant read the names of ministers' spouses who 
died during the year. Mr. Paul White led in a time of silence for lay leaders who had died. 

The Service of Holy Communion was led by Bishop Oden and Dr. Craddock, with 
various clergy of the Louisiana Annual Conference assisting in the distribution of the elements. 
The service ended with dismissal and blessing by Bishop Oden. 

At 3:30 p.m., the clergy moved to Brown Chapel for an Executive Session, and the 
laity remained in the Gold Dome for a meeting of all laity. 

Executive Session: Bishop Oden called the 1991 Executive Session to order. He 
explained that on voting matters in the Executive Session, as well as voting for the ministerial 
delegates of the General Conference, only those Elders in Full Connection would be eligible 
to vote. If any matters arose in the Executive Session that required the consideration of only 
those in Full Connection, he would ask others to be excused and proceed with the business at 
hand. Bishop Oden then offered a prayer for the Executive Session and called on Rev. Bob 
Potter to present the report of the Board of Ordained Ministry. 



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Board of Ordained Ministry: Rev. Potter first presented Rev. John Winn, the 
director of the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness. Rev. Winn called attention to a brochure that 
had been provided to each person. The brochure explained the Center for Pastoral 
Effectiveness. 

Report No. 1 was given by Rev. Hugh Baker, Chairman of Conference Relations. 
He dealt with disciplinary question no. 17, having to do with the character of all ministers. 
He reported that no charges are pending against any of the ministers. Rev. Baker then dealt 
with questions no. 35, 41, 45, 46, 51 and 52. These are listed in Section VI of the Conference 
Journal. 

Report No. 2 was presented by Rev. John Lee, Registrar of Associate Members and 
Local Pastors. He dealt with questions no. 19, 20, 21, 22, and 45.d. A full list can be found 
in Section VI of the Conference Journal. 

Report No. 3 was presented by Rev. Carl Rhoads, Registrar of Ministerial Training 
and Orders, who dealt with questions 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 37, 38, 42 and 69. Rev. Rhoads 
presented those to be elected to Probationary Membership, as well as those to be elected to 
Full Connection. 

Following the presentation to the Executive Session and their election. Bishop Oden 
then asked the historic disciplinary questions to each of those who were to be ordained as 
Elders. The list of the candidates is found in Section VI of the Conference Journal. 

Upon completion of the Board of Ordained Ministry report and the adoption of all 
three of these areas. Bishop Oden gave words of appreciation to the Board of Ordained 
Ministry. 

Bishop Oden then presented the Secretary of the Cabinet, Dr. Byrl Moreland, who 
raised concerns in regard to the Minister's Emergency Fund. He explained that 33 persons had 
been helped this year. He reminded the new ministers commg into Full Connection of their 
obligation in this supportive ministry among our clergy. 

Bishop Oden then asked the Conference Secretary for announcements. Dr. Don 
Cottrill listed some of the activities that would take place in the regular session tomorrow, and 
stated that motions would be made from the Cabinet regarding the process for the election of 
delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences. 

Bishop Oden recognized Rev. McKinley Franklin, who reminded the delegates of the 
need to be thinking seriously about the elections of our delegates to General Conference, 
especially reminding the clergy of the importance of including ethnic minority representation 
in the delegation (five minority groups are represented in our Conference). 

Rev. Bob Burgess then asked for a matter of personal privilege. He reminded the 
Executive Conference that Evelyn Deich, wife of Rev. Bob Deich, was in a Nashville, 
Tennessee hospital undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. He urged us to remember her in our 
prayers. 

Having completed the business, Bishop Oden dismissed the Executive Session with 
a prayer. 



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Monday, June 3, 1991 

First United Methodist Church 

Evening Session - 7:30 p.m. 

The Louisiana Annual Conference convened for the informal Evening Worship 
Service at First United Methodist Church. liturgists were: Rev. John Winn, Mrs. Rosalie 
Black and Rev. Andrew Douglas. The congregation sang "This is the Day of New 
Beginnings" led by Mrs. Cynthia Wilson-Felder. The sermon was delivered by Dr. Fred B. 
Craddock. Dr. Craddock's sermon topic was "The Vision As Postponement"; scripture text: 
Luke 4:16-30. The service concluded with a sending forth as everyone sang "We Shall 
Overcome." 

Second Day 

Tuesday, June 4, 1991 

Physical Education Center, Centenary College 

Morning Session - 8:30 a.ni. 

The Conference was opened at 8:20 a.m. with a devotion in song led by Cynthia 
Wilson-Felder. Mrs. Wilson-Felder is a Diaconal Minister at Hamilton Park United Methodist 
Church, Dallas, Texas. 

Following the devotion, Scout Troop No. 9 of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 
Shreveport, and Troop 10, St. Elizabeth Seaton Catholic Church of Shreveport posted the 
colors. The Conference was led in the Pledge of Allegiance by the Scout troops. 

Bishop William Oden called the Twenty-first session of the Louisiana Aimual 
Conference to order. He led the congregation in singing hymn no. 553, "And Are We Yet 
Alive?". Following the singing of the hymn, the Conference delegates were led in prayer by 
the Shreveport District Supermtendent, Dr. L. Ray Branton. 

The Bishop extended appreciation to Centenary College for hosting the Conference. 
Dr. John Fellers, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, extended 
greetings to the Conference on behalf of the congregation of First Church. 

Dr. Donald Webb, retiring President of Centenary College, welcomed the Conference 
and extended greetings on behalf of the entire college community. 

Dr. Kirby Vining, Dean of the Cabinet, made the following motions from the floor: 
"I move that the main floor of the Physical Education Center of Centenary be designated as 
the bar of the Conference and, further, that the designated area on the presiding officer's right 
be reserved for clergy members who are eligible to vote at Annual Conference and, further, 
that Section I be designated for members in Full Connection who are eligible to vote for clergy 
delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences, and Section II be reserved for all other 
clergy and, further, that the designated area on the presiding officer's left be reserved for lay 
members who are eligible to vote. He further moved that after the first ballots for delegates 
to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences, only those individuals receiving five or more 
votes shall have their names read to the Aimual Conference. He also moved that the 
Conference elect four reserve clergy delegates and four reserve lay delegates to the 
Jurisdictional Conference and that the first reserve delegate to the General and Jurisdictional 



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Conferences for both clergy and laity have their expenses paid by the Annual Conference and 
that such funds be made available by the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. 
He further moved that the printed program be the agenda for the Annual Conference Session 
and that the Bishop be empowered to make changes in the agenda necessary to complete the 
business of the Conference. He also moved that the printed material that was to be distributed 
at the Annual Conference Session be cleared through the Conference Secretary prior to 
distribution. 

An order of the day was requested for Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. for the report of the 
Conference Council on Finance and Administration. All motions were accepted. 

Mrs. Marilyn Oden was presented to the Conference by Dr. Vining. Dr. Nancy 
Carruth, a member of the Jurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy, presented Mrs. Oden 
with a bouquet of roses. The Conference delegates greeted Mrs. Oden with a standing ovation. 

The Conference Secretary, Dr. Don Cottrill, nominated Rev. Lael Jones, Rev. 
Bertrand Griffin, Rev. David Fortuna, Rev. Karen Davis, Rev. Hulen Warren, Jr., and Rev. 
Mary Sloan Baugh to be assistant secretaries. The nominations were accepted. 

The Bishop reminded the Conference of the Inclusive nature of The United Methodist 
Church and, therefore, representation in gender, race and age should be sought as the 
Conference began voting for delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences. He then 
called for the first ballot. 

The Bishop also reminded the Conference that individuals are sent to General and 
Jurisdictional Conferences uninstructed as to how to vote. In addition, he stated that balloting 
will be done only during the business session of the Conference, and the results of the ballots 
will be read to the Conference by the Bishop. 

Tellers were then called upon to present the ballots to clergy and laity. Instructions 
were given as follows: Only clergy with yellow badges (Full Connection), laity with pink and 
diaconal ministers with peach badges would be eligible to vote. A valid ballot must include 
one name m each of the sections on the ballot. Clergy eligible to be elected to attend the 
Jurisdictional or General Conferences must be in Full Connection. Any lay member in good 
standing in a Louisiana United Methodist Church would be eligible to be elected as a delegate. 
Ballots were then passed out to the delegates. 

The Bishop closed the balloting and instructed the tellers to withdraw from the 
Conference floor and begin their counting. Rev. Dick Scott- Welch presented two candidates 
for the Diaconal Ministry to the Annual Conference to be voted upon. The two candidates for 
consecration were Charlotte Treadway Brent and Linda Claire Fox. The election was affirmed. 

Bishop William Oden delivered his State of the Church Address, during which he 
reminded the Conference of "The Louisiana Gathering" by the river. He encouraged both lay 
and clergy to live out their renewal of vows. 

The Bishop indicated that around one hundred individuals came forward at the end 
of "The Gathering" to express interest in representative ministry. Ninety-two individuals 
attended "A Day of Exploration" at First United Methodist Church in Alexandria on June 1st, 
80 of whom inquired about representative ministry (Ordained, Local Pastors and Diaconal 



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Ministers). 

Bishop Oden further stated that "The Gathering" symbolized a renewal of 
connectiveness. He reminded us that we are in mission together and that there is a yearning 
in our local congregations for Christian education, Bible study and dedicated leadership among 
both laity and clergy. Additionally, there is a great willingness to learn what it means to be 
a United Methodist. 

The Bishop then outlined the following as urgent agenda items: (1) The realization 
of the buildmg of the Conference Center. By this time next year, he hopes that we will have 
a plan for the Center and for its financial support, to put before the Conference. (2) 
Reaffirming the connection through giving beyond the local church. Between the years 1980 
and 1990, apportionment payments decreased. There is the hope that the percentage of 
apportionments paid will increase within the next year. The apportionments asked from the 
local churches have actually been reduced in proportion to the rate of inflation over the past 
10 years. (3) Emphasis on the work that was begun by a local church in the Soviet Union. 
A report on this church will subsequently follow. "New life, new hope, new vision is bursting 
forth." With these words the Bishop concluded his State of the Church Address. 

Dr. Charles B. Simmons, chairperson of the Conference Council on Ministries, was 

called on to lead in the Council's report. Dr. Simmons affirmed the Bishop's enthusiasm for 
VISION 2000 and "The Gathering." A video was shown to relive 1990 Louisiana Methodism 
as it related to our Conference emphasis, VISION 2000. 

Lori Bridges, a youth from Nolley Memorial Church in Jena, pointed out the strong 
message of the many banners from churches throughout the Conference which decorated the 
Gold Dome, as they had at the Centroplex in Baton Rouge. She gave a testimony to the 
impact that "The Gathering" and VISION 2000 had on her as well as other youth. 

Dr. Selcy Collins, a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Shreveport, and 
chair of that church's Council on Ministries, stated that her church had reclaimed 95 percent 
of dropout members as a result of VISION 2000. They are expeaing great participation in an 
upcoming Youth Revival, and their tithes have increased by 50 percent. 

Mrs. Joanne White, a member of the Conference VISION 2000 committee, stated that 
there are four emphases which the Conference Council suggests the Annual Conference focus 
upon in the next quadrennium. These are: (1) spiritual growth ; (2) new disciples ; the making 
of them and the nurturing of them; (3) the empowerment and enabling of spiritually guided 
leadership (both lay and clergy); and (4) a focus upon oiitreaching mission to commit ourselves 
to servanthood and to the people of God, to all the people of God. 

Dr. Simmons then called attention to the VISION 2000 Covenant that had been 
previously distributed to the Conference. The proposal outlined a Covenant between the 
Conference and local churches. Dr. Simmons outlined the task for the 1991-92 year: (1) A 
continuation of the VISION 2000 Steering Committee; (2) A year of preparation - a time of 
spelling out goals and objectives and outlining the resources that are available on both the local 
and Conference levels to help realize the vision; (3) Consultation - The Conference Council 
on Ministries will consult with local churches as we seek to move toward that VISION 2000. 



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Rev. Jimmie Pyles, chair of the Conference Committee on Evangelism, was called 
upon to present Dr. David Brazelton, Associate General Secretary for Evangelism of the| 
General Board of Discipleship. Dr. Brazelton praised the Conference VISION 2000 program 
and expressed his willingness and that of the General Board to work with our Conference in | 
support of the implementation of our visions. 

The Bishop asked that the congregation stand and sing the doxology. We continued 
by singing "Shall We Gather at the River" as an affirmation of the report of the Conference 
Council of Ministries. 

As the singing continued, individuals from local churches were instructed to pick up 
the local church Covenants (Vision, Mission and Task Statements) which had been brought to 
"The Gathering." 

The Bishop then called the Conference to recess. 

Following the recess. Bishop Oden called upon Rev. Larry O'Dell to present the 
report for the Conference Board of Discipleship. Rev. O'Dell made editorial corrections to 
the Pre-Conference report (the corrected report is included in Section XII of the Journal). 

The book "Louisiana Parables: Growing Churches" was distributed to the Conference 
delegates. This new resource was compiled by the Conference Evangelism Committee as a 
way of providing suggestions for evangelism in the local churches. Additional materials were 
handed out explaining a Conference Conflict Management Seminar and Christian Education 
opportunities throughout the Annual Conference. 

There was a call for churches to take advantage of the Disciple Bible Study Program. 
Fifty-two scholarships have already been provided in this Conference. Over 150 mdividuals 
assembled in Baton Rouge to participate in the DISCIPLE training this past February. There 
are still scholarships in the amount of $200 per person available to assist in training leaders 
m churches who are not already a part of DISCIPLE. 

Attention was called to the Camping report. The report was accepted by the 
Conference. 

The Special Ministries report was made by Rev. Roger Lathan. The report, as 
accepted by the Conference, is found in Section XII of the Journal. 

Rev. Betsy Irvine, Director of Louisiana CrossLines was unable to be with the 
Conference due to the recent birth of their son, Samuel. The report of Ijouisiana CrossLines, 
as contained in the Pre-Conference Report book, was accepted by the Conference. 

Rev. Barbara Duke, Chairperson of the Commission on the Status and Role of 

Women, presented the report for the Commission. She emphasized an increase in the number 
of women who work outside the home and asked the churches to recognize the effect on 
volunteerism in the local church as a result of this shift in lifestyle. She also emphasized the 
need for aid to women who must take care of dependents (either young children or elderly). 
She also expressed concern over the increasing divorce rate and asked for renewed support to 
be given to women who experience this difficulty. She announced a luncheon for the 
Commission to be held that day. The report was adopted by the Conference. 



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Rev. Kenneth Fisher presented the report for Archives and History. Rev. Wayne 
Evans, of St. Luke's, Shreveport, raised a question concerning the expense that would be 
involved on the part of the local church in providing the materials requested for Archives. He 
also wanted to know the cost for the Conference of a half-time archivist. Rev. Fisher 
indicated that the information contained in the report is only a recommendation and that 
nothing has been done yet to establish cost. The report was approved by the Conference. 

Dr. L. Ray Branton asked for a moment of privilege in order to introduce the 
Honorable Hazel Beard, Mayor of Shreveport, and an active member of Noel Memorial United 
Methodist Church. She is the first woman to hold this post in Shreveport. Mayor Beard read 
a Proclamation naming Tuesday, June 4, 1991 as Louisiana United Methodist Church Day. 
The Conference gave Mayor Beard a standing ovation. 

The Board of Global Ministries report was introduced by Rev. Chris Andrews, 
chairperson. Rev. Steve Caraway was called forward to make some initial corrections on the 
list of missionaries (corrected copy found in Section XII of the Journal). 

The Church Extension and Revitalization report was made by Mr. John Porter. 
The following individuals representing churches that had been organized since the last 
Conference session were called forward to receive Certificates of Organization from Bishop 
Oden: Rev. Helena Wright, pastor of Trinity Church, Bunkie; Rev. Greg Davis, pastor of 
Fellowship Church, Bossier City; Rev. Nathan Daniels, pastor of Genesis Church, Baton 
Rouge; and Mr. Charles Grandstaff, the lay leader of Northwood Church, Lafayette. Mr. 
Porter indicated that communion stoneware would be sent to each of these churches. Mr. 
Porter requested prayers from the Conference on behalf of Church Extension and described a 
future of continued growth in new church development. 

The Health and Welfare report was presented by Mrs. Kay Riedel. Mrs. Sarabeth 
Atkins reported for the Committee on Ministries to Persons with Handicapping Conditions. 

Mr. Peter Braswell presented the report from the AIDS Task Force. Mr. Braswell extended 
a special thanks to the Louisiana Methodist Foundation for the grant which was given by them 
over the past year and asked individuals in attendance at the Conference to stop at the AIDS 
literature display. All Conference summer camps, he indicated, will provide AIDS education. 
He concluded with a statement from an individual who has AIDS. The individual was 
reported as saying: "I cannot be cured, but I have been healed." Mr. Braswell expressed that 
this is where the AIDS Task Force is now. They, and we, may not be able to cure those who 
have AIDS but we all can begin the process of healing. Further, we can prevent the spread 
of the dread disease by increasing our educational efforts. 

Rev. Guy West, director of People's Community Center in New Orleans, spoke on 
behalf of the five institutions included in the Conference Advance offerings. He urged 
continued support of these agencies. He directed the attention of the Conference to the board 
nominations, as contained within the individual reports of these agencies, and asked that in the 
acceptance of the reports these nominations also be accepted. The report was accepted. 

Rev. Chris Andrews introduced Mr. Robin K. Thompson, the new Executive Director 
of Dulac Community Center. Rev. Andrews also indicated that the evening offering would 
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The Bishop then asked that Rev. Dwight Ramsey come to the podium to introduce 
visitors from our church in Russia. 

Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport has initiated an outreach program 
in Russia which has resulted in the founding of a new church. Since the Russian Revolution 
in 1917, there has not been a Methodist presence m Russia. Two individuals, Mr. Paul 
Istomin and his daughter, Mrs. Lydia Istomina, were introduced to the delegates. Mrs. 
Istomina is the new lay leader of the new United Methodist Church of Sverdlovsk, Russia, 
which already has over 600 members. 

Lydia Istomina presented a book on the Ural Mountains to Bishop Oden and a 
candleholder to Mrs. Oden. Mrs. Istomina extended an invitation to the Odens to visit the new 
church and its congregation. 

The Bishop indicated that he would later call for an offering to assist the new church. 

Rev. Ramsey indicated that one-half of the Sverdlovsk city park has been set aside 
by the City Council for the building of the new church. 

Following this report, the first lay ballot was read by the Bishop. Ballot number 1: 
361 votes cast with 30 invalid, 331 valid, needed to elect - 166. There was no election. 

Rev. Mike McLaurin, chair of the Commission on Christian Unity and 
Interreligious Concerns, came to the podium following the announcement of the vote and 
directed attention to the Pre-Conference Report. He called upon the Bishop to report on the 
Sixth World Assembly of the World Council of Churches that was held this year in Australia. 

Bishop Oden shared his experience of the 8th World Assembly and expressed 
concern for the future of the World Council of Churches if it does not get a clear focus of its 
future within the next couple of years. 

The Legislative Liaison Committee chairperson, Dr. Phil Woodland, next presented 
the report for this committee of the Conference Council on Ministries. He expressed 
appreciation to the Bishop and to the clergy who had participated in the Legislative programs 
over the last year. 

The reports of both the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 
and the Legislative Liaison Committee were approved. 

Rev. McKinley Franklin then spoke on behalf of the Commission on Religion and 

Race. He asked the Conference to take special note in the election of delegates to insure that 
there was adequate representation to reflect the inclusiveness of the Louisiana Conference 
membership. 

Clergy ballot Number 1 was then reported: 251 votes cast, 10 invalid, 241 valid, 
needed to elect - 122. There was no election. Clergy ballot number 2 was taken. 

The Secretary of the Conference, Dr. Don Cottrill, then shared greetings and prayers 
for our Conference that had been received from three other Annual Conferences. He also 
indicated that word had been sent that Rev. Albert Collins had passed away the night before. 



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He asked permission of the Conference to extend condolences on its behalf to Rev. Collins' 
widow. 

Dr. Cottrill announced that The United Methodist Men of our Conference were 
operating the Upper Room Prayer Line during the Conference. 

Dr. Cottrill called on Mr. Charles Grandstaff to give an update of the condition of 
Mrs. Evelyn Deich. 

Mr. Welton Brumfield was then called to the podium to give the report on the 
National Hispanic Plan from the General Council on Ministries of The United Methodist 
Church. 

The Conference was adjourned for lunch following a prayer by Mr. Brumfield. 

At 2:00 p.m., Cynthia Wilson-Felder led a brief sing-along. Following the sing- 
along, the Bishop called for a report from lay ballot no. 2. Ballot number 2: 381 votes cast, 
30 invalid, 351 valid, needed to elect - 177. Mr. Paul White was elected with 193 votes. 

The laity were issued ballot no. 3. The ballot was closed and the tellers left the 
Conference floor to count the vote. 

The Bishop called for an offering from the Conference for the new church m Russia. 
Louisiana will be the first Conference to be in mission to the first organized United Methodist 
Church in Russia since the 1917 Revolution. The Bishop offered a prayer and invited the 
assembly to sing hymn no. 593, "Here I Am Lord" as the offering was taken. 

Following the collection of the offering, clergy ballot no. 2 was read. Ballot number 
2: 245 votes cast, 3 invalid, 242 valid, needed to elect - 122. Dr. Al Norris was elected with 
126 votes. Clergy ballot no. 3 was issued. The vote was taken and the tellers departed the 
floor for the count. 

Rev. Don Avery made a motion that only the names of those receiving more than 10 
votes be read. The motion was seconded by Rev. James Poole and was passed. 

Rev. Don McDowell, chaiiperson, presented the report of the Conference Board of 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry. He called Rev. Gene Finnell to the podium to 
speak on behalf of Campus Ministry. Rev. Finnell highlighted the student conferences which 
have occurred over the past year, emphasizing that these conferences provided programs for 
students in the eighteen to twenty-two age bracket. He also indicated that the campus 
ministries are ministering now only to "traditional" students, but also to older students who 
have families, to college faculty, and to staff and support staff. 

Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, President of Dillard University, directed the Conference 
to the report of Dillard as contained in the Pre-Conference Report. He thanked the Bishop 
for his enthusiastic support of Dillard. He also extended special thanks to Drs. George Calvin 
and Kirby Vining, District Superintendents whose districts provide scholarships to Dillard; Dr. 
Moses Jackson and Rev. Don McDowell, Chairperson of the Board of Higher Education. This 
past school year Dillard had an enrollment of 1,625 students. The dorms are in the process 
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has the only Japanese study program at a Black university in the nation and it is only one of | 
two universities in the South with such a program. Dr. Cook also emphasized the program in 
Black-Jewish Relations that has been undertaken at Dillard University. 

Rev. Don McDowell presented a resolution to the Louisiana Annual Conference in 
appreciation for the work of Dr. Donald Webb. He extended great appreciation for Dr. Webb's 
years of faithful service. Dr. Webb accepted the resolution and followed his acceptance with 
the report for Centenary College. 

The Bishop called on Dr. Cook and Dr. Webb to accept checks from the Louisiana 
Annual Conference for scholarships for students at each institution. Each check was in the 
amount of $5,000. These monies were collected durmg "The Gathermg" held in Baton Rouge. 
Africa University will also be the recipient of a $5,000 check. On behalf of the Conference, 
Bishop Oden pledged to raise $100,000 to help complete the Archives building at Centenary 
College in honor of Dr. Webb's service to the college and the Conference. 

Rev. McDowell then presented Rev. Deborah Drash to make the presentation of the 
two merit scholarships for the Board of Higher Education. These scholarships are awarded 
to United Methodist students each year as a part of the United Methodist Student Fund. The 
criteria, as Rev. Drash explained, were based on financial need, academic excellence, and 
church and community involvement. 

The recipients are as follows: Rhonda Payne (Dillard) from Hartzell Mt. Zion 
Church, Rev. Alonzo Campbell, Pastor; Adrianne Haddox (Centenary) from the Trinity United 
Methodist Church in Ruston, Rev. George Duerson, Pastor. Rev. Drash pomted out that 
Adrianne Haddox had a 4.45 GPA. The runner up, who would serve as the alternate recipient 
of the scholarship, was Paul Solomon (Centenary), First United Methodist Church in Bossier 
City, Dr. John Lee, Pastor. 

Dr. Al Norris then presented the composite report for the United Methodist 
seminaries. He stated that there are thirteen United Methodist Schools of Theology. He 
thanked the Conference for its contribution to these institutions through the support of the 
Ministerial Education Fund. He further pointed out that three of these schools are in the 
Northeastern Jurisdiction, three in North Central Jurisdiction, two in the South Central 
Jurisdiction, three in the Southeastern Jurisdiction and two in the Western Jurisdiction. 

Mrs. Amy Ward gave a brief presentation outlining the progress of the Africa 
University. Calling it a "Vision of Hope," she said that today it is becoming a reality. On 
April 9, 1991 the ground breaking service for the University was held, and classes are to begin 
March 1992. The buildings will be completed in 1993, but some buildings that are appropriate 
for use can be used in 1992. She ended by stating that the campaign to raise ten million 
dollars for the Africa University had already begun. 

Dr. Sam Cook was asked to return to the lectern to give information regarding the 
Black College Fund. He reminded the audience of the eleven colleges related to The United 
Methodist Church that were recipients of the Black College Fund, noting that they were all 
fully accredited. He said that last year they received from the Black College Fund the amount 
of $7,643,875 and that the goal for 1991 was $9,760,000. He complimented the Louisiana 
Conference for its 82.9 percent payment of its Louisiana Conference askings for the Black 
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Dr. Cook then presented Mr. Kevin Smalls, the Lina McCord Black College Fund 
Summer Intern, who spoke about the support that he had received through the fund and 
requested the continued support by the Conference of the Black College Fund. 

Rev. McDonald then presented a Resolution to the General Conference that was 
included in the Pre-Conference Report. The Board requested that the Annual Conference 
endorse the resolution. 

The resolution, and the entire report of the Board of Higher Education, was approved 
by the Conference. 

Board of Church and Society: The Conference Board of Church and Society report 
was then presented by Dr. Larry Robertson, chairperson. He first presented a plaque to Mrs. 
Sarah Schoeffler for her outstanding effort in helping to preserve the Coastal Wetlands. 

Dr. Robertson moved, and the motion was seconded, that the Conference rules be 
suspended during the report of the Board of Church and Society in order to limit speakers to 
three minutes each. Bishop Oden reminded the Conference that it would take a two-thirds 
vote to suspend the rules of the Conference. The vote was taken and the rules were 
suspended. 

Human Welfare Committee: Rev. John Downs, chairperson of the Human Welfare 
Committee, came forward. He presented the report as found in the Pre-Conference Reports. 
Rev. Downs commented on the four items included in the report, and made some corrections. 
The four items dealt with Health Care Reform, Drug and Alcohol Concerns, AIDS, and 
Abortion. He then asked that this part of the report be adopted. 

A motion then was made by Rev. John Williams to strike no. 4, the resolution on 
abortion. 

Discussion then followed regarding various concerns of the abortion issue. During 
the discussion. Dr. Robertson rose to make an additional change in the resolution that had been 
left out of the report. The change altered the resolution so that the word " routine " was mserted 
in one sentence: the correction read: "Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes 
us reject abortion as a routine means of making determinations about who is to be bom and 
who is not." The correction was allowed to be inserted in the resolution. The motion to strike 
was defeated. The entire report, as corrected, was approved. 

Council on Finance and Administration: As the order of the day had arrived, the 
Bishop called for the report of the Council on Finance and Administration. 

Directing our attention to the report in the Pre-Conference Report, Rev. Larry 
Stafford made several notations, editorial changes and additions. He revised the report to 
indicate that United Methodist Foundation Sunday on March 8, 1992 is to be without a special 
offering. An additional correction authorized the Senior Minister of First United Methodist 
Church, Baton Rouge to be a signator for the Council in the place of the President of the 
Council on Finance and Administration. 

Rev. Stafford asked all lay delegates and ministerial delegates to note the 
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allowance and $3,300 for utility and housing expense for each minister. 

He asked for an insertion of two new items: numbers 10 and 11. These items are 
as follows: Item number 10: In light of the recent disasters throughout the state, we are 
asking each local congregation to receive a special "Conference Disaster Relief Offering" on 
June 30, 1991. We also ask that you remit the funds received as quickly as possible to the 
Conference Treasurer. Item number 11: CFA is discontinuing the Conference automobile for 
members of the Larger Cabinet. Those presently in use will be phased out. Members of the 
Larger Cabinet will receive the IRS allowable amount per mile for travel. 

Upon the completion of the report, motion for adoption was received and the report 
was adopted. 

The Bishop then announced the amount of the offering that was taken up for the 
United Methodist Church in Russia. The amount was $3,817. 

Town and Country Ministries: Rev. Tommy Bergeron then came forward to make 
the report for Town and Country Ministries. He called on District Superintendent, Rev. Carole 
Cotton-Winn to escort Dr. Rex Squyres to the podium. Dr. Squyres was presented with the 
United Methodist Rural Fellowship Citation of Merit Award, a national award given through 
the Aimual Conference to persons who have given outstanding leadership in the area of town 
and rural ministry. 

In closing. Rev. Bergeron asked all those individuals in the Gold Dome who were 
either members of, or working in, rural churches to stand to be recognized by the Conference. 

The Bishop then announced the result of lay ballot number 3. Ballot number 3: 355 
votes were cast, 20 invalid, 335 valid, needed to elect - 169; Dr. Nancy Carruth was elected 
with 182 votes. 

Lay ballot number 4 was passed out. The vote was taken. The tellers were 
dismissed to count the vote as the Bishop commended the tellers for their good work. 

Bishop Oden the presented Mr. Ray Buchanan representing the Meals for Millions, 
a project of the Society of St. Andrew. Mr. Buchanan spoke about the potato project and 
complimented the United Methodist Men for their goal of seeking to have one million servings 
of potatoes contributed by next year. 

Peace With Justice: The Bishop then called for the continuation of the Board of 
Church and Society report. Dr. Hilda Amdt, Conference chairperson of the Peace With Justice 
Committee, was then presented. Dr. Amdt announced that a request had been made by the 
Board of Church and Society for a Peace with Justice educator. The request specifically asked 
that we be one of the five Conferences to eceive a Peace with Justice Educator for 1991. The 
Educator would itinerate the state for nine months. He or she would be available to the local 
churches and groups in order to raise the awareness of our congregation of the need for peace 
advocacy. She then presented the resolutions for adoption and they were each taken 
separately. 

Resolution A dealt with the Persian Gulf Crisis. Dr. Amdt moved for adoption 
of the resolution. Mr. Adams of First United Methodist Church, Bossier City rose to object 



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to number 4 (an appeal to all nations not to resort to weapons of mass destruction) and asked 
that it be amended to delete the words "even when opposing forces may use such weapons." 
Mr. Sam Taylor of Monroe rose with a substitution to eliminate number 4. The substitution 
was seconded from the floor. Dr. Amdt clarified that this resolution does not exclude all 
military intervention. A vote for the substitution failed. The amendment itself was passed. 
A vote for the entire resolution was also passed. 

Dr. Amdt then presented Resolution B concerning the Arab-Israeli Conflict She 

moved for its adoption. There were no questions, and it was passed. 

Dr. Amdt moved for the adoption of Resolution C, concerning Racism. Rev. Paul 
Durbin of Methodist Hospital, New Orleans moved for the removal of number 9 which 
concerned the military and the poor. It was seconded from the floor by Rev. Jack Winegeart. 
Mr. Larry Fincher of Mandeville affirmed the deletion of number 9. Mr. Rob Sure of Rayne 
Memorial, New Orleans stood to address number 9, stating that as written, the word access 
does not condemn the military. Rev. Bob Potter of Munholland, Metairie, indicated that the 
resolution had to do with the disproportionate number of ethnic minorities in the military 
services as a result of our economy. Hershey Vaughn, of Comerstone, New Orleans, who is 
a recruiter for the Navy, stood to affirm the military as a career. He stated that the military 
was an alternative to dmgs and to the streets and spoke to equal opportunity in the military. 
The issue, he stated, conceming economics is a great concem for the military as well, and it 
is being taken under consideration. A vote to delete number 9 passed. 

Mr. Larry Fincher stood to speak on number 7. Mr. Fincher moved that number 7, 
Resolution C, be amended to read: Work in local communities to secure high priorities for 
clean-up for uncontrolled toxic waste sites in residential neighborhoods, with an additional 
sentence added to read: Work for stricter zoning regulations to prevent low-income housing 
in flood-prone areas. It was seconded by Rev. McKinley Franklin. 

Rev. Swindell Hodges spoke to the toxic waste situation in low-income 
neighborhoods. A vote was taken on the amendment. The amendment failed. A vote was 
taken on the resolution and it passed. This completed the report of the Committee on Peace 
with Justice. 

Rev. Hodges then gave reports for the Environmental Justice and Survival 
Committee and the Louisiana Interfaith Impact Committee. Both reports were approved 
as presented. 

Clergy ballot number 3 was then announced by the Bishop. Ballot number 3: 236 
votes cast, 5 invalid, 231 valid, needed to elect - 117; Dr. Phil Woodland was elected with 
138, and Rev. Carole Cotton- Winn with 119. 

Rev. Don Avery asked that his name be removed from consideration for future votes 
for the General Conference delegation. 



Clergy ballot number 4 was then issued. The Bishop instructed the ballots to be 
sealed and the counters to report in the morning with a completed ballot report ready for 
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The United Methodist Foundation report was then given by Dr. Kenneth Reed. Dr. 
Reed emphasized the work of the Foundation in its grassroots campaign to inform local 
churches on ways the Foundation can assist the churches. The Foundation is in the process 
of compiling a list of interested persons in each district that may assist in this endeavor. He 
then highlighted the areas of the management and investment of funds, and the management 
of gifts for charitable purposes. Mrs. Laura Thode, Administrative Assistant of the 
Foundation, was introduced. Dr. Reed applauded the work of Dr. J.J. Caraway and announced 
that Dr. Caraway had been recently chosen to be the first National Executive Secretary of 
United Methodist Foundations. He also applauded the work of the Bishop for assistance m 
fund raising for the Foundation. He introduced Mr. Marcus Wren from First United Methodist 
Church, Minden, as the new chair of the Foundation Board. 

Dr. Reed next made a most important announcement. Dr. Clyde Clark, the first 
Director of the Louisiana Methodist Foundation, started a dialogue in 1985 with Mr. Jesse 
Stafford. Mr. Stafford became a charter member of the Foundation. This past year Mr. 
Stafford made the Foundation one of the primary beneficiaries of his estate. With the recent 
death of Mr. Stafford, the Foundation is now responsible for a considerable bequest. Dr. Reed 
made a pledge on behalf of the Foundation to be a good steward of that bequest. With the 
report completed, it was accepted by the Conference. 

Announcements then followed. Dr. Don Cottrill, Conference Secretary, aimounced 
that individuals should carry their worship books with them to all worship services. In order 
to correct a misunderstanding, he was asked to report that m spite of the recent damage to the 
Caney Lake Camp, the summer program would be held. He then asked that we pray for Mrs. 
Patty Hodges and Rev. Rick Hebert, both of whom had had surgery recently. 

Bishop Oden reported that Mrs. Evelyn Deich, who had undergone brain surgery 
yesterday, was doing well. 

Dr. Cottrill was asked by the Bishop to sequester the lay ballots until tomorrow 
morning. At. 4:35 p.m., the Bishop adjourned the Conference and called upon Dr. Merlin 
Merrill to close with a prayer. 



Tuesday, June 4, 1991 

First United Methodist Church 

Evening Session - 7:30 p.m. 

The Louisiana Annual Conference convened for the Service of Retirement at First 
United Methodist Church, Shreveport. Liturgists were Bishop William B. Oden, Rev. Robert 
Harrington and Mrs. Judy McMaster. Music was presented by the combined youth choirs of 
Shreveport under the direction of Mrs. Suzanne Cate, with Becky Gerardy accompanying on 
the piano. Special violin music was rendered by Mr. Edward Riley, accompanied by Mr. 
Steven Distad, organist. Dr. Fred B. Craddock delivered the sermon, "The Vision As 
Judgement"; scripture text: Acts 4:32-5:2. Following the sermon, Dr. J. Philip Woodland and 
Bishop Oden presented pins and certificates to the 11 retiring ministers. 



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Third Day 

Wednesday, June 5, 1991 

Physical Education Center, Centenary College 

Morning Session - 8:30 a.m. 

The Conference opened with a devotion in song led by Cynthia Wilson-Felder. 

At 9:00 a.m., Bishop William Oden led in a prayer for the Conference. Following 
the Bishop's prayer, Mrs. Sarah Fugler reported for the Committee on the Journal. She 
stated that the minutes of the Conference were up-to-date as of yesterday and moved that they 
be accepted. The assembly accepted the report. 

The Report of the Committee on Courtesies was presented by Rev. Abraham Davis, 
who stated that there was no official report. He asked that the Conference remember in prayer 
the Rev. Robert S. Taylor, asking that a telegram be sent to extend our greetings and our 
prayers for him during his illness. The request was approved. 

Lay ballot number 4 was then read. Ballot number 4: 361 votes cast, 18 invalid, 343 
valid, needed to elect - 173; Mr. John Porter was elected 'with 186 votes and Mr. Hubert 
Blanchard was elected with 177. 



Lay ballot number 5 was then distributed. The Bishop reminded the assembly of the 
rules governing the voting for lay delegates. 

Clergy ballot number 4 was read. Ballot number 4: 267 votes cast, 4 invalid, 263 
valid, needed to elect - 133; there was no election. Clergy ballot number 5 was distributed. 

Bishop Oden reminded the Conference of the illness of Bishop J. Woodrow Heam. 
Greetings to him from the Conference were requested to be sent. 

The Conference Board of Laity report was led by Mr. Paul White, Conference Lay 
Leader. He introduced the district lay leaders, and the Conference associate lay leader, 
secretary and treasurer. Mr. Bob Sides presented the nominations for the Board of Laity, 
indicating that Paul White was elected for another year as the Conference Lay Leader. The 
nomination was affirmed by the assembly. Judge Carl Stewart, who was not able to fulfill his 
duties due to heavy work responsibilities, is to be replaced by Mr. O. Fred Loy as associate 
Conference hay Leader. 

Mr. White then addressed the Conference. He began by stating that there is more 
interest in equally sharing the "call" among both lay and clergy. He also indicated that there 
is a drive for greater energy to be spent in traming for spiritual discipline and spiritual growth 
and less concern for maintenance and administration. He said there should be greater sharing 
of leadership roles on Conference boards. He asked that the clergy teach laity how to be in 
mission in order that the laity may minister to the pain of the world. He also highlighted the 
many gifts and talents of the Louisiana United Methodist laity. He encouraged local lay 
leadership, and the rotation of officers so that the leadership of the Conference might be shared 
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The United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Mr. Kenny Morrow, president, asked the 
assembly to review the Youth report in the Pre-Conference Reports. The Conference Council 
on Youth Ministry members and youth delegates were introduced. They announced the 
upcoming workshops and encouraged Conference participants to visit the youth display. 

Ms. Lori Bridges and Mr. Morrow then raised several questions concerning the state 
of Youth Ministry in the local church. The Youth Service Fund was highlighted. Attention 
was directed to the booklet that had previously been distributed to the delegates outlining 
programs of the YSF. A YSF banner was brought to the podium and the assembly was asked 
to stand and sing, "Jesus Loves the Little Children." 

The United Methodist Women: Mrs. Norma Winegeart came forward to give the 
report of the United Methodist Women. She directed attention to the Pre-Conference Report 
of the United Methodist Women. She noted receiving a letter from two missionaries from our 
Conference, a husband and wife team, Karen and Sebastine Ujerch, who will be serving in 
Lumbumbashi in Africa. Mrs. Janelle McCammon was honored with a Special Mission 
Recognition. A $100 gift to mission was given in her name for her faithful service over the 
years. The Acadiana District, represented by Mr. Sides, also presented Mrs. McCammon with 
a beautiful bouquet of pink flowers. 

The United Methodist Men: Mr. Boyd Baun, Conference President of the United 
Methodist Men, began the report by stating, "Men do not volunteer alone, but volunteer in 
groups." Mr. Baun encouraged each local church to charter a United Methodist Men's Chapter. 
He highlighted the many places where United Methodist Men are at work, both in the United 
States and internationally. 

The Charles Goodgame Layman of the Year award was presented by Mr. Boyd Baun 
to Mr. Bob Sides of the Acadiana District. Mr. Baun stressed Mr. Sides' many contributions 
to local, district and conference work. Mr. Baun also indicated that there would be a United 
Methodist Men's luncheon and indicated that the Upper Room Prayer Line was continuing to 
be active during the Conference. Mr. Baun concluded his report by presenting a United 
Methodist Men's jacket to the Bishop. 

The Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club report was given by Mr. CecQ Bland. He 
reminded the Conference that in the past year $75,000 had been presented to the new 
Northwoods United Methodist Church in Lafayette. Fellowship United Methodist Church in 
Bossier City has been selected as recipient of the Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club offerings for 
1991-92. 

The Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarships were awarded next. Mrs. Jane 
Blackwell announced that they had received 12 applications, but only 5 scholarships could be 
awarded. The 1991-92 recipients of the scholarships are: Alfreda Hygh of New Orleans 
(Dillard); Leigh Ann Boston of Lake Charles (Centenary); Sean DeArmond of Baton Rouge 
(Centenary); Angle Smith of Baton Rouge (Centenary); Heather Hurlbert of Lake Charles 
(Centenary). 

Mrs. Blackwell asked the delegates to tell young people about the scholarships and 
encourage them to apply if they are attending Centenary College or Dillard University. She 
also asked that the congregations support the District Laity Banquets. The money raised at 
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Lay Witness: The Conference accepted the report as presented by Mr. Jack Dew. 

A question was raised by Rev. McKinley Franklin to Mr. Paul White as to whether 
inclusiveness is being promoted among the leadership of the laity. Mr. White responded that 
the Board of Laity is promoting inclusiveness, and he gave several examples. It was moved 
that the report of the Board of Laity be accepted, and the Bishop asked the delegates to show 
affirmation by applauding. 

Lay ballot number 5 was read. Ballot number 5: 364 votes cast, 4 invalid, 360 valid, 
needed to elect - 181; there was no election. 

The Bishop instructed the tellers to distribute and collect lay ballot number 6. Clergy 
ballot number 5 was read. Ballot number 5: 234 votes cast, 3 invalid, 231 valid, needed to 
elect - 117; both Dr. Ray Branton and Rev. William Peeples were elected with 117 votes each. 
Clergy ballot number 6 was distributed and collected. 

The Bishop then called for a recess. 

The assembly was called together as Cynthia Wilson-Felder led the congregation in 
singmg "Just A Closer Walk With Thee." 



Rev. Bob Potter, chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry, presented the retirees 
to the Conference. Each retiree was given an opportunity to address the Conference. Those 
retiring were Louis Augustine, Jr. and his wife, Catherine; Alice Fay Barrhartung; J.J. Caraway 
and his wife, Carole; Tom O. Crosby and his wife, Wilma; Roland Friedrich and his wife, 
Earlene; Donald Hall and his wife, Evelyn; Cleveland B. Herr, Jr. and his wife, Earlene; Edwin 
H. House, Jr; Wesley Otis Lynch, Jr. and his wife, Jean; Benjamin A. Petty and his wife, 
Mary; Donald Webb and his wife, Renee. 

Dr. Nancy Carruth asked for a point of personal privilege and requested that the 
Conference send greetings to Evelyn Hall, who was unable to attend the Conference this year 
due to illness. 

During the retirees presentation. Bishop Oden interrupted to report on clergy and lay 
ballots number 6. Clergy ballot number 6: 247 votes cast, 1 invalid, 246 valid, needed to 
elect - 124. No one was elected on ballot 6. Lay ballot number 6: 376 votes cast, 6 invalid, 
370 valid, needed to elect - 186; Dr. Anita Crump was elected with 232 votes. Ballot number 
7 was distributed and collected. 

The Conference Chancellor, Mr. Jimmy Bean, came forward for a report. He stated 
that he had assisted in the financial rescue of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in New 
Orleans after the bank which financed the building of the church had failed. 



Mr. Bean recommended an audit or research into the liability insurance for the 
Conference and its related agencies and directed the Conference to the 1988 Book of 
Discipline, Section 701, para. 13. He further requested that a central file be established in the 
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He complimented the Jurisdictional Delegates of four years ago for selecting Bishop 
Oden for this Conference. 

The Episcopal Committee report was made by Dr. Nancy Carruth. She indicated 
that the committee strongly affirmed the work of Bishop Oden and thanked him on behalf of | 
the Conference. She moved the adoption of their report. It was accepted. 

The Board of Church and Society was then called upon to complete its report from 
Tuesday. Dr. Larry Robertson introduced Mr. W.C. Patterson, Chair of the Ad Hoc Task 
Force on Educational Issues. Mr. Patterson presented two resolutions to the Conference. 
These resolutions are included in the Board's report, Section XII of the Journal. Resolution 
A, Teacher Evaluation, was put before the Conference. Speaking against the resolution, John 
Evans of First Church, Plaquemine, raised concerns about church involvement in partisan 
political matters and questioned the qualifications of those in the assembly to evaluate state- 
wide Teacher Evaluation Programs. 

Linda Wallace of Ruston stood to move that paragraph 4 of the resolution be deleted. 
There was a second from the floor. The amendment was accepted. The motion was further 
amended to request the suspension of the Teacher Evaluation Program in order to allow for 
revisions to be made. The resolution, with the amendment, was put to a vote. The resolution 
passed as amended. 

Resolution B, Opposition to the Voucher System in Education, was presented to 
the Conference. There were no questions. It was moved and accepted. 

Clergy ballot number 7 was reported. Ballot number 7: 282 votes cast, 1 invalid, 
281 valid, needed - 142; there was no election. Laity ballot number 7 was read. Ballot 
number 7: 375 votes cast, 7 invalid, 368 valid, needed to elect -185; Mr. Jack Dew was 
elected with 199 votes. 

The Laity were then instructed to prepare to elect the Jurisdictional representatives. 
The Bishop reminded the I^ity of the procedure for voting and the eligibility for delegates. 

The Clergy were asked to vote on ballot number 8. The tellers departed the 
Conference floor to count the vote. 

The Board of Trustees Report was presented next. Dr. Tom Matheny, chairperson 
of the Board, presented several resolutions. All of the resolutions, which can be found in 
Section XII of the Journal, were accepted as presented. 

The Board of Church and Society again came to the podium. Dr. Robertson moved 
the adoption of the resolution concerning Dulac Community Center. The resolution requests 
the revocation of a permit issued to the South Terrebonne Tidewater Conservation Management 
District allowing for the construction and operation of a floodgate adjacent to the Dulac 
community. It is felt that this floodgate would cause great damage to the Dulac community. 
The resolution was passed (the full resolution is found in Section XII of the Journal). 

Rev. C. A. Verret expressed thanks on behalf of the Houma Indians for the 
acceptance of this resolution and urged the signing of the Church and Society petition that was 
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The Bishop took a moment to mtroduce Mr. L. Billiot, also known as "Mr. Moot", 
who made the cross which was used in "The Louisiana Gathering" processional. 

Dr. Al Norris, representing the United Methodist Publishmg House, introduced Mr. 
Boyd Porter, III, manager of the Cokesbury bookstore at the Annual Conference. Mr. Porter 
indicated the Cokesbury Africa University project was continuing, and that the proceeds of all 
hymnals purchased embossed with the Africa University emblem would be contributed to that 
University project. 

Mr. Porter also indicated that Cokesbury is a growing company and that a new 
consolidation center has been established in Nashville to expedite purchase and delivery. He 
made a presentation to Bishop Oden of a T-shirt and poster from Abingdon Press. 

Dr. Norris, on behalf of Cokesbury, presented a check in the amount of $14,715.21. 
This check will be deposited in the Pension Fund. 

The Church and Society Report continued. Dr. Robertson urged the Conference to 
pass a resolution asking Governor Roemer to veto the act of the Louisiana Senate passed the 
day before which would make an abortion a criminal offense unless the pregnancy occurred 
as a result of rape or incest. There was a second from the floor. 

Rev. Ken Fisher of New Orleans questioned the wording of the resolution and the 
Board accepted his suggestion. The resolution was put to a vote and passed (the resolution 
is found in Section XII of the Journal), 

Clergy ballot number 8 was then brought to the Conference. Ballot number 8: 225 
votes cast, 1 invalid, 224 valid, needed to elect - 113; there was no election. Clergy ballot 
number 9 was issued. 

Dr. Don Cottrill then was called upon to make announcements. The Rev. Abraham 
Davis indicated that funeral services for Rev. Collms were in process, and that Mrs. Helen 
Johnson of Boynton, a long time lay leader in the local church, district and Conference had 
died that morning. He asked our prayers and concerns for her family. A prayer was given 
by Rev. W.C. August of Baton Rouge. The Bishop called for the recess and the delegates 
were adjourned for lunch. 

Wednesday, June 5, 1991 

Physical Education Center, Centenary College 

Afternoon Session - 2:00 p.m. 

Cynthia Wilson-Felder led in singing, "Down By the Riverside," after which Rev. 
Marva Mitchell, pastor of Felicity United Methodist Church in New Orleans, gave the 
afternoon prayer. 

Clergy vote number 9 then was received. Ballot number 9: 222 votes cast, invalid, 
222 valid, needed to elect -112; there was no election. The Bishop then instructed the 
Conference tellers to distribute the ballots for clergy vote number 10. The tellers retired to 
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Bishop Oden then presented Rev. Tom Babington, who introduced all those who were 
under appointment beyond the local church. The following were presented: Maria Kennedy, 
Paul Durbin, Walter Worthy, BUI Willis, John Whitley, Ted Weber, Al Norris, Clarence 
Snelling, Wilson Brent, Linn Caraway, Steven Fleming, Teresa McConnell, John Sewell and 
Bertrand Griffin. 

The Conference Board of Pensions: Rev. Phil Woodland directed our attention to 
the Conference Board of Pensions Pre-Conference Report as he expressed appreciation to all 
board members, and especially to members of the executive committee for their cooperation 
for this year. 

He then introduced Rev. Grayson Watson as the new chairperson and Mr. Welton 
Brumfield as the vice-chairperson of the Board of Pensions. 

Dr. Jimmie Caraway was then presented a plaque for his service as Executive 
Secretary of the Conference Board of Pensions. 

Following the presentation. Dr. Caraway announced to the Conference that the 
pension rate had been raised to $280 per service year and that there would be no increase in 
the Pension askings for the year 1991-92. 

Rev. Tom Howe was called upon to report on the Conference insurance program. 
Rev. Howe reminded us of the pre-certification requirement for insurance and raised concerns 
about being diligent in checking on workers compensation. The report as amended was 
approved by the Conference. 

Bishop Oden then reported on lay ballot number 8: 354 votes cast; 30 invalid, 324 
valid, needed to elect - 163; Mrs. Amy Ward was elected with 204 votes and Mrs. Carolyn 
Dove with 164 votes. 

The Bishop then requested the lay delegates to distribute ballot number 9. After the 
Bishop declared the ballot closed, the tellers retired for the counting of the lay ballot. 

Bishop Oden then called for the continuing report of The Board of Church and 
Society. Dr. Larry Robertson referred to a resolution that had been given to the delegates late 
yesterday which asked that the Annual Conference affirm its support for the legislative 
initiative taken by Senator Metzenbaum and Congressman Clay known as HR2112-S.9396. 

After two speeches for and two speeches against the resolution, Mr. John Dyer, from 
Eunice, made a motion to amend the resolution by deleting para. 7. The motion received a 
second. Dr. Jimmie Caraway then made a motion of referral back to the Conference Board 
of Church and Society. 

The Bishop stated that motions of referral were non-debatable issues and the question 
was called for. The vote was taken and the motion was carried. This concluded the report 
of the Board of Church and Society. The Conference approved the full report of the Board 
as amended. 

Bishop Oden then announced the count of clerical ballot number 10: 240 votes cast, 
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The clergy tellers were instructed to distribute ballot number 11. The clergy were 
directed to vote for eight representatives to the Jurisdictional Conference. Following the vote, 
the tellers retired to count the ballots. 

The Committee on Training and Orders of The Board of Ordained Ministry next 
presented the candidates for Elders Orders. The candidates were given an opportunity to 
address the Conference. These candidates for Elders Orders were: Mary Sloan Baugh, 
Kenneth Mack Graham, Jr., Maria Jeanine Kennedy, Isiah Lee, Larry Martin, Michael Stewart 
Sherman, Richard Owens Teeter, Jon Eric Tellifero and Gary Don Willis. 

Rev. John Williams, chairperson of the Committee, presented Rev. Doug Cain, Dean 
of Ministers' School. Rev. Cain explained that the name of Pastors' School has been changed 
to Ministers' School, with the explanation that persons other than pastors are invited to attend. 
The Ministers' School for 1991 will be held on July 8-11, at Centenary College. Rev. Isiah 
Lee, Registrar for the School, mentioned that Dr. Alfred L. Norris will speak to the School on 
the subject, "My Heart Is Fixed, My Course is Set." 

The representative from Lydia Patterson Institute, Dr. Alfredo (Ted) Grout, was 
presented to the Conference. Dr. Grout thanked the Conference for supporting the Institute 
and indicated that is now receiving support from seventeen Conferences. For the first time in 
a long while, the Institute is operating in the black. Dr. Grout indicated that the Louisiana 
Conference had paid out 88 percent of its claim, for which Lydia Patterson Institute was very 
thankful. 

Bishop Oden called for the report of the Commission on Equitable Salaries. Rev. 
Bill Rowell made corrections to the report as presented in the Pre-Conference Report. The ! 
report, as corrected, was accepted (found in Section XII of the Journal). 

The Conference song leader, Cynthia Wilson-Felder, led in singing "I Love To Tell 
the Story." 

The Bishop called for the report of the Board of Diaconal Ministry. As a part of 
the report, Rev. Dick Scott- Welch, Chairperson on the Board, introduced Mrs. Charlotte Brent 
and Mrs. Linda Fox as candidates for certification as Ministers of Christian Education. 

The Conference voted for these persons to be certified, and with corrections to the 
complete report as printed, the report was adopted by the Conference. 

The Bishop presented Mr. Mickey Cloud of the Fellowship of United Methodists in 
Worship, Music and the Other Arts. After a brief word regarding the Fellowship, Mr. Cloud 
presented Bishop Oden a membership into the Fellowship. 

Rules Committee: Rev. Tim Lawson, Chairperson of the Rules Committee, was 
presented to the Conference. Rev. Lawson called our attention to the proposals and changes 
in the Pre-Conference Report. 



The Conference approved rule changes as presented as follows: 

-Article I, Section C, Rule 5 - Committee on Nominations 
-Article VI, Rule 12 - Conference Nominating Process 



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-Article VI, Rule 4 - Administration of Funds for Conference Boards, Agencies and 
Institutions 

Article VI, Rule 13 was proposed by the Conference Board of Laity and dealt with 
the issue of rotating leadership of Conference boards and agencies between clergy and laity. 
There was much discussion of this rule change. Mr. Paul Carter of Cameron Church moved 
to amend the rule. Dr. George Calvin moved for referral back to the Committee and that it | 
be brought to the next Annual Conference session. Both the motion for referral and the 
amendment failed. 

Bishop Oden explained that a two-thirds affirmative vote would be required in order 
to sustain a rule change. A vote was taken by standing count. The rule change was defeated 
with 178 voting for non-concurrence and 347 for concurrence. 

Following the vote, Mr. Paul White, Conference Lay Leader, expressed appreciation 
for the discussion surrounding the proposed rule change, saying that he felt the intent of the 
motion had been affirmed. 

The approved rules are found in Section X of the Journal. 

The rule change. Article VI, Rule 4 as proposed by the Conference Board of 
Discipleship was withdrawn by Rev. Larry O'Dell, chairperson of the Board. Rev. Brady 
Forman moved to reconsider Article VI, Rule 4, but the motion was defeated. 

Rev. Henry Bowdon then moved to extend the time in order to receive the report of 
the next ballot and to hear the presentation of the Scouting awards. The Conference approved. 

The Bishop called for clergy ballot number 11: 218 votes cast, 11 invalid, 207 valid, 
needed to elect - 105; Rev. James Poole was elected with 136, Rev. Chris Andrews with 134 
and Rev. Alonzo Campbell with 119 votes. 

The Bishop then directed the clergy tellers to distribute ballot number 11. Following 
the vote, the tellers retired for the counting of the ballots. 

Then lay ballot number 9 was announced by Bishop Oden. Ballot number 9: 359 
votes cast, 22 invalid, 337 valid, needed to elect - 170; Mr. Bob Sides and Mr. Matt Kawasaki 
were both elected. 

The Bishop called for ballot number 10 to be distributed. The delegates prepared 
their ballots, the tellers received them and retired for the counting. 

Bishop Oden called for Rev. Ray Holt, Chairperson of the Committee on Youth 
Serving Ministries to present the scouting awards. The Torch Award was presented to Jim and 
Loretta Owens, husband and wife scout leaders from the Trinity United Methodist Church in 
Ruston. Their Pastor, Rev. George Duerson, was there as the Bishop presented them the 
award. 

Additional awards were presented to the following units: Boy Scout Troop 888 of 
the St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, Rev. Fred Wideman, pastor; Troop 
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United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, Rev. Moses Jackson, pastor; Boy Scout Troop 118, 
Cub Pack 118, Brownie Troop 374, Junior Troop 443 and Cadet Troop 429. 

The Bishop called upon Cynthia Wilson-Felder to bless us with a song. She sang 
"My Soul Is a Witness." We were dismissed with the closing prayer by Rev. Darryl Tate of 
the Kinder-Oberlin-Basile Charge. 



Wednesday, June 5, 1991 

First United Methodist Church 

Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. 

The Service of Ordination for the Louisiana Annual Conference was held on 
Wednesday evening, 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Shreveport. At 7:00 
p.m. Pre-Service Music was presented by the Sanctuary Choir of First United Methodist 
Church, Alexandria and Mrs. Sally Wood, Harpist, of the William B. Reily Memorial 
University United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge. The Alexandria choir was directed by Mr. 
Jessie Newcomer with Mrs. Marie Durham, organist. Dr. Craddock preached the sermon for 
Ordination using as the topic, "The Vision As Lure"; scripture text: Revelation 5:1-14. 

Bishop Oden officiated in the Service of Ordination and Consecration. The liturgists 
were Rev. Kenneth Fisher and Mrs. Pat Hogan. Assisting in the consecration and ordination 
were Bishop Marshall Gilmore (Presiding Bishop, Fourth Episcopal District, Christian 
Methodist Episcopal Church), and Dr. Fred B. Craddock, the preacher for Ordination. 



Fourth Day 

Thursday, June 6, 1991 

Physical Education Center, Centenary College 

Morning Session - 8:30 a.m. 

The opening devotional was led by Cynthia Wilson-Felder. Bishop Oden called Rev. 
Loretta Lampkin to open the session with prayer. 

Rev. Bob Townsend of The Committee on the Journal moved to accept the minutes 
of the previous day. The minutes were approved. 

The Bishop issued what he called his "Fireside Chat" in which he gave the 
Conference delegates a reminder of the items still left on the agenda. He asked for their 
continued cooperation. 

Clergy ballot number 12 was then read. Ballot number 12: 191 votes cast, 12 
invalid, 179 valid, needed to elect - 91; Charles Simmons was elected with 97. Clergy ballot 
number 13 was then issued. 



Lay ballot number 10 was then read. Ballot number 10: 334 votes cast, 11 invalid, 
323 valid, needed to elect -163; Judge Carl E. Stewart was elected with 173, and Mr. Bob 
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Dr. Don Cottrill, Conference Secretary, made the report for the Committee on 
Nominations. The report had been distributed to the assembly. Changes and additions were 
given. 

The Bishop commented on the appointment of lay observers to the Board of Ordained 
Ministry. He stated that he was pleased to place in effect a decision of the 1988 General 
Conference allowing for two lay observers to the important board of the Conference. These 
persons, he continued, would be full members of the Board, except that they will not vote on 
ministerial orders. 

In response to the report of the Committee on Nominations, Rev. Don Avery made 
a motion that the Conference vote to accept the Committee on Nominations report except for 
the nominations concerning Centenary College. There was a second from the floor. 

The Bishop delayed the vote on the Avery motion, requesting clarification concerning 
a rule about how many votes were needed to pass the Avery motion. It was determined, with 
the assistance of Dr. Tom Matheny, that a majority vote was needed to divide the report. The 
motion failed and the total report was before the house. 

Rev. Marie Williams raised concerns in regard to the practice of recycling Conference 
leadership, particularly on the Conference Board of Trustees. She also raised concerns about 
the number of women that served on that board. 

A motion was made to approve the entire Nominating Committee report. The report 
was accepted. Rev. Alonzo Campbell suggested that the Committee on Nominations be placed 
other than on the last day of Conference. The Bishop indicated that he and the Conference 
Agenda Committee would take the timing of this report under consideration at the time the 
agenda was made. 

Mr. Paul White made the report for the Restructuring Committee. He made a 
motion that the Conference accept the report as contained in the 1990 Journal with the changes 
that were adopted yesterday. The report was accepted. 

The Bishop acknowledged the Restructuring Committee's work and extended words 
of appreciation to them. He further recognized all the laity who had participated with great 
dedication in the work of the Conference in this past year. 

Dr. Tom Matheny made the report for the Conference Center. He directed the 
Conference to the report as found in the Pre-Conference Report. He indicated that land for 
the Center had been purchased on May 10, 1991 and expressed appreciation to the local 
churches for their support of this endeavor. 

There is no plan at the current time to ask local churches for funds to support the 
building program this year. Committees have been appointed to begin preparing a master plan 
for structure and development of the Conference Center. Ground breaking is expected some 
time shortly after next year's Annual Conference. 

Mr. Matheny thanked all those who helped to make the Conference Center dream a 
reality: the leaders of the local churches for their dedicated efforts in support of the 
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Conference Chancellor, Mr. Jimmy Bean, and particularly Dr. Harvey Williamson, who came 
out of retirement to assist with this project. He thanked Bishop Oden for his great assistance. 
Dr. Matheny indicated that in addition to his election as chair of the Board of Trustees, the 
Board had elected Rev. Don Avery as vice-chair and Mrs. Vera Packer as secretary. 

Mr. Joe Bailey of Aurora Church made a motion concerning the make-up of the 
Board of Trustees. There was no second to the motion and it died for lack of support. The 
motion was made to accept the report of the Conference Center. The report was accepted by 
the Conference. 

The Louisiana Interchurch Conference report was next. In the absence of Rev. 
Jimmy Stovall, Bishop Oden made the report. He directed attention to the Pre-Conference 
Report and noted that the Executive Committee was m the process of searching for a new 
director due to Rev. Stovall's retirement. Interested persons were asked to direa their letters 
of interest or inquiry to the Bishop's office. 

Lay ballot number 11 was then read: 328 votes cast, 6 invalid, 322 valid, needed to 
elect - 162; none were elected. 

Conference Rules Committee: Rev. J. Roddy Taylor made the report for the Rules 
Committee, directing our attention to the Pre-Conference Report. The rule changes in Article 
IV, Section C (staff of the Conference Council on Ministries) and Article VI, Rule 19 
(additional lay delegates to Annual Conference) were approved. The Rule change for Article 
VI, Rule 7 (the time for reports to be sent to the Conference office for the Pre-Conference 
Report) was defeated. The corrected Rules are included in Section X of the Journal. 

Rev. Larry Norman made the presentation for the Committee on Petitions. Dr. 

Kirby Vining moved that the discussion in regard to petitions limit speakers to two minutes 
each and that there be only one speaker on each side. There was a second on the floor and 
it was approved by majority vote. Petition number 1 was declared invalid by Bishop Oden 
since the Conference did not have copies. Petition number 2 was presented. Petition 2 
concerns the issue of homosexuality. It was clarified that the petition is directed to the 
General Council on Ministries and indirectly to the General Conference. 

Rev. Alfred Bakewell of the Delhi-Crowville charge asked whether or not passing 
of this petition would negate any other petitions that might come to the floor. The Bishop 
responded that it would not. A call for the vote was given and the petition was approved. 

Petition 3, requesting the organization of a task force on clergy housing, was 
presented to the Conference. The petition was approved. 

Rev. Don Avery moved that petitions 4-14 be voted on "in globo." There was a 
second by Dr. Byrl Moreland. Rev. Larry Stafford submitted a substitute motion by moving 
that petitions 4-14 be sent to General Conference without action by the Louisiana Conference. 
The substitute motion was accepted by Rev. Avery. A vote was taken and the Conference 
approved the motion. 



Petition 15, (a resolution on Vision Interfaith Satellite Network) came to the 
Louisiana Conference with concurrence from the Committee on Petitions. A vote was taken 
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Clergy ballot number 13 was then read: 235 votes cast, 9 invalid, 226 valid, needed 
to elect - 114; Rev. John M. Lee was elected with 119 votes. Clergy ballot number 14 was 
then taken. 

Dr. Don Cottrill, Conference Secretary, made announcements. Rev. Sherman Beard 
was permitted a moment of personal privilege to introduce the youngest lay speaker in the 
Louisiana Conference, 19 year old Gabe Johnson. The Bishop then called for a ten-minute 
recess. 

Lay ballot number 12 was read upon reassembling. Ballot number 12: 327 votes 
cast, 6 mvalid, 321 valid, needed to elect - 162; Mrs. Seola Callahan was elected with 213 
votes and Mrs. Dorothy Mae Taylor was elected with 168 votes. 

Mr. Sam Wallace of Ruston moved that the four persons receiving the most votes on 
lay ballot number 13 be designated as the alternates for the Jurisdictional Conference. There 
was a second from the floor and it was approved by majority vote. 

Dr. Don Cottrill made the following announcements. The wife of Rev. Russell Jones, 
of New Orleans, had been rushed to the hospital that morning. Rev. Rick Hebert was unable 
to attend Conference as he was recovering from surgery. Dr. Cottrill requested that greetings 
and well wishes be sent to these two individuals on behalf of the Conference. There was 
affirmation from the Conference. 

Rev. James Poole asked for a point of personal privilege to introduce the Rev. 
Quinton Gibson. He is transferring to this Conference and will serve as the new campus 
minister at Grambling State University and as minister at Pilgrim's Rest United Methodist 
Church. Also introduced was the new campus minister at Louisiana Tech, Rev. Andy Hearst. 

Mr. Bob Nash made the report for the Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation. He 

referred the delegates to the report of the Foundation in the Pre-Conference Report. He 
extended greetings from Dr. Ken Ward, who was unable to be with us since he was monitoring 
legislation. Dr. Ward, via Mr. Sides, extended thanks for the support to all of the local 
churches and reminded the body that $1.00 per member per year is requested from local 
churches for support of the Foundation. The report was accepted. 

Bishop Oden presented Mr. Vernon Pierson, of the United Methodist Church in 
Logansport, to the Conference. Mr. Pierson blessed us with the singing of "The Lord's 
Prayer"; Mrs. Wilson-Felder accompanied him on the piano. Then Mrs. Wilson-Felder led 
the Conference in the singing of "Old Time Religion." This was her closing farewell to the 
Conference. 

Clergy ballot number 14 was announced. Ballot number 14: 252 votes cast, 1 
invalid, 251 valid, needed to elect -127; there was no election. 

Dr. L. Ray Branton moved that on the last Jurisdictional ballot the four persons who 
received the next highest number of votes on that ballot would serve as the four alternate 
delegates to the General Conference. The motion was voted and carried. 

Rev. Jack O'Dell was introduced to announce the results of the Annual Golf 
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District won the title, while Rev. Scott Adams won the individual award. 

Rev. John Vining requested that the Conference consider getting electronic voting 
equipment. Based upon his experience as a teller, he thought this would be much more 
expeditious. A suggestion was made that the Conference might investigate the possibility of 
borrowing voting equipment from the Louisiana Voting Commission. Bishop Oden said that 
this suggestion would be considered. 

Rev. Dwight Ramsey mdicated that the representatives of the Russian Church are still 
being persecuted. He explained that Mrs. Lydia Istomina is equivalent to a Dean of Students 
in Russia and her husband and father are both engineers. They, however, live on meager 
salaries because of the loss of jobs due to discrimination against their religion. He asked that 
we remember them in our prayers as well as with our gifts. 

Bishop Oden displayed a gift that Rev. Wishy Nolan had given to him and Mrs. 
Oden. He expressed great appreciation. The gift was a large color photograph of "The 
Gathering". He suggested that anyone wanting such a picture should contact Rev. Nolan. 

Rev. Henry Bowdon was called on to lead the Conference in singing "O For a 
Thousand Tongues to Sing." 

Rev. James McLelland was commended for assisting during the business sessions by 
playing the organ to accompany our singing. Mrs. Joanne White indicated that her son, Paul 
Donald White, would be ordained an Episcopal priest in the immediate future. She stated that 
she couldn't make him a Methodist, but she did get him to do his thesis on John Wesley. 

Rev. Larry Stafford nominated Dr. Stone Caraway as the Conference Secretary for 
the next quadrennium. This is done to give the Council on Ministries Director more time to 
visit and work with local churches. Appreciation was given to Dr. Don Cottrill for the 
excellent job that he has been doing. The nomination was accepted by the Conference. 

The Bishop then asked the question: "Where shall the next session of the Aimual 
Conference be held?" Retiring President of Centenary College, Dr. Don Webb, extended an 
invitation on behalf of the Centenary community to the Louisiana Conference to once again 
hold its meeting at Centenary. 

Dr. John Fellers, of First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, issued an invitation 
for the Conference to return to Shreveport and to hold its worship services at First United 
Methodist Church again next year. The invitations were accepted with a resounding "Amen." 

Dr. Don Webb was called upon by the Bishop to introduce Mr. Richard Rouse of 
Centenary. Mr. Rouse is in charge of the buildings and grounds staff. Bishop Oden offered 
appreciation to Mr. Rouse and his staff for their hard work. Dr. Webb introduced the Courtesy 
Staff. They assisted in passing out literature and making sure messages were delivered during 
the Conference. Applause was given to individuals and groups. Bishop Oden thanked Mr. 
Walter Brock and Mr. Harold Austin for preparing the lighting system to keep time for all the 
speeches, and he gave a special word of thanks to Mr. Clairbome Sharp for taking care of the 
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The Bishop then introduced God's Recycled Angels, a choir from Palestine United 
Methodist Church in Pineville, who participated in the closing worship service. 

The prelude to the closing service was begun. Following the prelude, the service was 
interrupted to read clergy ballot number 15: 215 votes cast, 2 invalid, 213 valid, needed to 
elect - 108; Rev. Don Avery was elected with 144 votes. Clergy ballot number 16 was then 
issued. 

Rev. Abraham Davis, of New Orleans, representing the Courtesy Committee, read 
his report to the Conference. The Bishop commended him on an excellent report. There was 
a motion to accept the report. The report was accepted. 

The service of Sending Forth resumed. Bishop William Oden was the officiant and 
the preacher, and liturgists were Rev. John Higginbotham and Mrs. Mae Calvin. The organist 
was Rev. James R. McLelland. The director of the choir was Mrs. Gayle Meyers and 
accompanist was Mrs. Dorothy Till. 

The Sending Forth Service was concluded, and the Bishop read Clergy ballot number 
16, with 2 to be elected. Ballot number 16: 221 votes cast, 1 invalid, 220 valid, needed to 
elect - 111; Rev. John Winn was elected with 121, and Rev. Larry Stafford with 116. The 
four alternates were in this order: Dr. Douglas McGuire, Dr. George W.C. Calvin, Rev. Carol 
Susan Winn and Rev. Marie Williams. The Bishop declared the clergy elections complete. 

Bishop Oden then presented the final lay ballot and declared that the four alternates 
had been elected, as follows: Mr. Welton Brumfield, Mrs. Pat Hogan, Mrs. Vera Packer, and 
Mr. O. Fred Ix)y. He declared the ballots completed for the laity and said that all delegates 
would meet for an organizational meeting immediately upon adjournment. 

The Bishop declared the Twenty-first Session of Annual Conference adjourned. 





L;><rr.«SAC Qfc\ill 



Bishop William B. Oden, President 



Donald C. Cottrill, Conference Secretary 



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LAY MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE 

Acadiana District 

Pearlie Alexandria, James Bean, IJwellyn Bean, Jane Blackwell, Dorothy Blanchard, 
Mildred Briggs, Alva Charatain, Clifton Conrad, Mattie Cue, Jenny Dinger, Dean Faidley, 
James Farmer, Jennie Forman, Nell Foreman, Carol Forman, Antonia George, Charles 
Granstaff, Leaster Greenfield, Billy Guidroz, Velma Hebert, Oliver Jackson, Marion Joseph, 
Robert Lecky, Gordon LeDoux, Don Leese, Martha Leese, Audley Loewen, Janelle 
McCammon, Emily McCoy, Wybra Price, Margo Racca, Kay Riedel, Bob Sides, Bill Smith, 
Georgiana Smith, Lillian Soileau, Louis Soileau, Doris Solco, Roy Sorbet, Cleo Southall, 
Tonya Stiel, John Tujague, Phillip Verdin, Robert Walmsley, Louis Williams 

Alexandria District 

Charlie Baker, Jola Bortner, Lori Bridges, Glenelle Brown, Leigh Brown, Nancy 
Carruth, Reginald Dietzel, Patty Eskew, Evelyn Evans, S.B. Evans, Steve Evans, Clarence 
Fields, Dot Fogleman, Lynn Fogleman, V.J. French, June Ganey, Lutishia Girtley, Doris Hall, 
Cloteal Holden, Marjorie Hughes, Malinda Irving, Pat Jessup, Gabe Johnson, Charlie Johnston, 
Nell Johnston, Albert Kelley, Daisy L^arry, Gloria L>ee, Winderlean Lewis, Kathleen Mays, 
Georgia Mcintosh, Ray Mcintosh, Patrick Muns, Bob Nash, Ben Pinckard, Delores Pinckard, 
Norphlet Powers, Judy Rountree, Clara Scott, Gloria Shenk, Stephanie Tarver, Jimmy Touchet, 
John Tubb, Billie Tumely, Janet Ward, Joanne White, Paul White, Sarah Williams 

Baton Rouge District 

Sandy Adams, Lou Alexander, Helen Allemond, Hilda Amdt, Patricia Babin, Patsy 
Barnes, B.J. Beadle, John Boutte, Judy Brecheen, Helen Brock, Walter Brock, Amy Cole, 
Diane Dole, Emmett Collins, Vessie Collins, Carolyn Dove, Lois Duquenne, Louis Edmonston, 
Verda Edmonston, Ofney Ellis, John Evans, Ola Fisher, Glenda Fontenot, Robert Fontenot, 
Linda Fox, Lillian Franklin, Billie Harrell, Gladys Harris, Ixroy Harvey, Richard Jones, Virtle 
Jones, Anne Joseph, Sue Kelly, Inez King, H. Durel Kirby, Fred Loy, Sandra Loy, John Lunn, 
Leona McCastle, Carruth McGehee, Claudia McNeal, Fred Neal, Berlm Perkins, Joyce Perry, 
Willie Petty, June Pizzolato, Erskine Pou, David Price, Earlene Price, Darius Samuels, Ronald 
Seale, Meleese Sellers, Thelma Shelmire, Trina Simmons, Dollene Sims, Butch Smart, Mattie 
Smith, Alice Story, Brandon Taylor, Allie Bayne Webb, J. Comer Williams, Barbara Wilson, 
Knox Wimberly, Nanci Youngblood 

Lake Charies District 

Pope Adams, Henry Adcock, Vema Adcock, Eddie Allen, Hubert Blanchard, Ada Broussard, 
Sam Burch, Seola Callahan, Adrian Cox, Margaret Crowe, Eleanor Curtis, Horace Curtis, 
Thomas Curtis, Allie Mae DeMeritt, Chong Suk Ditgen, William Ford, Norma Garlington, 
Vera Garlington, Sarah Goins, Margaret Guth, Alice Guyre, Linda Hair, Joyce Hazel, Greg 
Henry, Mary Henry, Leo Hoffpauir, Shirley Hoffpauir, William Jackson, Erica Jenkins, Colleen 
Jordan, Diane Kane, Ruby Kimball, Elizabeth Ixwis, Diane McGregor, Eddie Melton, Juanita 
Melton, Joan Miller, Marvin Nevill, Jack Omohundro, Jane Omohundro, Linda Richard, Ethel 
Seagraves, Richard See, Leonard Shelton, John Shermer, Camille Stakes, Carolyn Tate, 



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Marcella Tatum, Cyrus Tietje, Nathan Trent, Lucy Vincent, Hilda Walker, John Walker, 
Charlotte Wettemann, Ron Wettenaann 

Monroe District 

Beatrice Addison, W.T. Allen, Betty Anthony, Erma Bailey, Vera Bulloch, Fairy Carmack, 
Jewell Clark, Puddin Cotton, Marjorie Crawford, Jack Dew, Janie Downs, Alice Eads, James 
Eads, Anne Elliott, Haynes Harkey, Jamie Harrell, Ralph HoUoway, Kristin Hunt, Ann 
Johnson, Clyde Jordan, Vera Jordan, Gretchen Kelly, Jo Killen, Wenonah Lafferty, Harold La 
Grone, Iris Mathews, Robert McDonald, Leon Mcintosh, Mary Alice Mclntyre, Rudolph 
Mclntyre, Margaret McKee, John McKinley, Irene McLendon, Lou Medlock, W.A. Medlock, 
James Moore, Kenny Morrow, Jean Oswalt, Fane Peeples, Amanda Phillips, Mabel Clair 
Placke, J.W. Randall, Bobby Rawls, Mildred Robertson, Gladys Sanders, William Sanders, 
Ardelia Scott, Charles Sherrod, Harry Statham, Sam Taylor, Mrs. Sam Taylor, Jack Warren 

New Orleans District 

Selita Albano, Anthony Alexander, Shana Alexander, Sloane Alexander, Florence Anderson, 
Don Aswell, Virginia Aswell, Isaac Atkins, Cleo Augustine, Joe Bailey, Mildred Batiste, Doris 
Bell, Ernest Belmont, Rosalie Black, Irene Bowman, Josephine Boyd, Cathy Brown, David 
Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Glory Brown, Welton Brumfield, Lou Byrd, Walter Christensen, Pat 
Cobb, George Coverdale, Lylln Craig, Terrie Crosby, Anita Crump, Leroy Crump, Gail Davis, 
John Davis, Barbara Einsel, Tommy Eskridge, Cathy Ferris, Bumie Fore, Tiffany Giles, 
Katherine Harris, Mary Margaret Heam, Paul Hermann, Marjory Hermaim, Beverly Hogue, 
Vera Johnson, Dorothy Kimball, William Koonce, Trinidad Martinez, John Murdock, Margaret 
Murdock, Lottie Palazzo, Ivy Marlene Parker, Germaine Peters, Curtis Portinari, June Sanchez, 
Edith Saunders, Rob Sherer, Annie Stephens, Varie Stewart, Niki Tumage, Sherrill Tumage, 
Hershey Vaughn, Gwendolyn Walker, Anita Williams, G.W. Willis 

North Shore District 

Rosalie Branigan, Giimy Burris, Gordon Campbell, Nat Campbell, Mary Core, Juanita Cowart, 
Jackie Dobie Ella Mae Doyle, Betty Ferrington, Murray Fincher, Sara Fugler, Sam FuUilove, 
Clyde Fussell, Gordon Greenwood, Loretta Greenwood, Maude Harris, Barbara Hill, Brandy 
Hughes, Rosemary Jackson, Pauline Javery, Bemeil Johnson, Mat Kawasaki, Rena King, Tom 
Knight, Dot Kuebler, Pat Lee, Minnie Lee Magee, Stan Maher, Tom Matheny, Elena Monroe, 
Darlene Moore-James, Josephine Onofry, Vera Packer, Dorothy Pierce, Irene Reed, Heather 
Rich, Otis Richardson, Cecil Saurage, John Thomas, Mary Thomas, Charles Tucker, Harley 
Vinyard, Shirley Vinyard, Pat Watson, Dorothy Young 

Ruston District 

Willard Barham, Bill Barkas, Billie Basinger, Edith Bennett, Dorothy Campbell, Dean 
Cardwell, Julianna Cole, Shirley Conly, Terrel Deville, Juel Downs, A.J. Edwards, Dorothy 
Evans, Milton Futrell, Jeanne Garrett, Claude Gibson, Hazel Golson, Agnes Grafton, Gary 
Green, I^kishia Green, Pat Gore, Ed Gulley, James Hinckley, Jane Humble, Robert Humble, 
Sybil Kemper, Lynn Malone, Harriet Martin, Dot Merritt, Jason Owen, Donna Parkerson, 
Marietta Payne, Lynn Penuell, Betty Pipes, Harrell Pipes, Jean Rockhold, Elouise Sanders, 
Chris Simmons, Reggie Skains, Mary Smart, Bob Smith, Arthur Stevens, Norton Tompkins, 



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Margaret Trammell, Michael Wall, Linda Wallace, Sam Wallace, Walter Wicker. 

Shreveport District 



Reginald Adams, Dwight Adcock, James Allen, Mary Babcock, Margaret Baker, Steve Baker, 
Addie Bass, Cecil Bland, Nan Bland, Marc Braden, Mary Edna Brossette, Mary Brown, Betty 
Canfield, Jay Caraway, Gertrude Carr, James Carr, Winnifred Carter, Selcy Collins, Carolyn 
Colvin, Donna Davis, Ben Dennis, Sarah Dixon, Velma Dodd, Delbert Downs, Karen Eskew, 
Martha Fant, Sarah Fouts, Katherine Fowler, Roy Gage, Paul Glanville, Mary Glay, Grady 
Gooden, Ruffm Gray, Jim Heifner, Moseley Hunt, Zoie Hunt, Lee Hysmith, Peggy Jeffery, 
Rosalind Johnson, Jane Johnston, Nick Jones, Verdie Jones, Sue Kamm, Charles Keller, 
Rhonda LaCour, Joe Lawler, David Lawrence, Mrs. James Lee, J.B. Ijennard, Edna Lester, 
Ethel Lilly, Doris Marsalis, Mabel McDaniel, Louise McDonald Heather McLelland, Will 
McNutt, Violet Mellinger, Monabeth Milliron, Lueburda Myers, Sally Nash, Cheryl Nelson, 
Henrie Norman, Vernon Pierson, John Porter, Vernon Rich, Harold Robinson, William 
Rosenbleeth, Peggy Rumbaugh, Gayle Russell, Marilyn Sartor, George Schurman, Doris 
Sheppard, Linda Shepherd, Carolyn Sirman, Richard Steward, Thurman Stinson, Linda Stuart, 
Betty Templeton, Joe Turrentine, John Vickers, Mary Waddle, Jesse Wells, Rowayne Wells, 
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VI. Disciplinary Questions 

The Business of The Annual Conference 

The Minutes of the Louisiana Annual Conference held in Shreveport, Louisiana from 
June 3, 1991 through June 6, 1991. Bishop William B. Oden, presiding. Date when organized: 
1971. Number of this session: 21st. 



PART I. ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (Par. 702.6, 715.1) 

Secretary? Donald C. Cottrill, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720, 

(504) 346-1646 

Statistician? Stone W. Caraway, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720, 

(504) 346-1646 

Treasurer? Stone W. Caraway, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70802-5720, 

(504) 346-1646 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated (Par. 702.1)? Yes 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what 
amounts (Par. 714,2510)? Stone W Caraway — $50,000 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (Par. 713,2510)? Yes 

4. What conference councils, boards, commissions, and committees have been appointed 
or elected? 

a) Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, or committes listed: 

1) Council on Finance and Administration? Yes 

2) Council on Ministries? Yes 

3) Board of Diaconal Ministry? Yes 

4) Board of Ordained Ministry? Yes 

5) Board of Pensions? Yes 

6) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference? Yes 

7) Commission on Archives and History? Yes 

8) Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns? Yes 

9) Commission on Equitable Salaries? Yes 
;iO) Commission on Religion and Race? Yes 

\l) Commission on the Status and Role of Women? Yes 

12) Committee for the Coordination of Ethnic Local Church Concerns? Yes 

13) Committee on Episcopacy? Yes 
\4) Committees on Investigation? Yes 
1 15) Joint Review Committee? Yes 
16) Committee on Ministry to Persons with Handicapping Conditions? Yes 

b) Indicate the name of the agency in your annual conference which is responsible 
for the functions related to each of the following agencies: (Par. 706.1) 

1) Board of Church and Society (Par. 728)? Board of Church and Society 

2) Board of Discipleship (Par. 729)? Board of Discipleship 

3) Board of Global Ministries (Par. 731)? Board of Global Ministries 

4) Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (Par. 732)? Board of Higher 
Education and Campus Ministry 

5) Board of the Laity (Par. 730)? Board of the Laity 

6) Committee on Communication (Par. 726.5b)? Committee on Communication 



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c) Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district organizations: 
( 1) Conference United Methodist Women? Yes 

( 2) Conference United Methodist Men? Yes 

( 3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry? Yes 

( 4) District Boards of Church Location and Building? Yes 

( 5) Committee on District Superintendency? Yes 

( 6) District Committees on Ordained Ministry? Yes 

( 7) District Councils on Ministries? Yes 

d) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been appointed 
or elected in the annual conference? 

Courtesies 

Journal 

Rules 

Disability 

Credentials 

Youth Serving Ministries 

Petitions 

Special Ministries 

Conference Center 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective records according 
to the prescribed forms (Par. 705.7)? Yes 

6. What is the report of the statistician? (See report. Section XIII of Journal) 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See report. Section XIII of the Journal) 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work within 
their districts? No report filed by the District Superintendents 

9. What is the schedule of equitable salaries for pastors for the ensuing year (Par. 441,722.3)? 
$20,211 per year for full-time pastors 

10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year (Par. 710.1a)? 
$715,000 

11. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs of the conference for 
the ensuing year (Par. 710. Id, 1607)? $750,000 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year: 

a) For the World Service Fund? $808,000 

b) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $338,000 

c) For the Black College Fund? $144,000 

d) For the Africa University Fund? $73,000 

e) For the Episcopal Fund? $171,000 

For the General Administration Fund? $60,000 

g) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $22,000 

13. What is the percentage division between World Service and conference benevolences 
for the ensuing year (Par. 710.3d)? 

World Service? 60.30<^o 
Conference benevolences? 39.70% 

14. Conference and district lay leaders (Par. 702.8, 748): 

a) Conference lay leader: Paul White, 5401 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA 71301. Vice 
Conference lay leader: O. Fred Loy, 4536 Chelsea Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. 



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b) District and associate district lay leaders: 



15. 



16. 



Acadiana 
Alexandria 
Baton Rouge 
Lake Charles 
Monroe 
New Orleans 
North Shore 
Ruston 
Shreveport 



Bob Sides 
Bob Nash 
Frank McArthur 
Henry T. Adcock 
Clyde Jordan 
Bill Koonce 
Tom Knight 
Jason Owen 



c) 
d) 



William T. Roby 
Secretary: Anita Crump, 7321 Dalewood, New Orleans, LA 70126 
Treasurer: Nancy M. Carruth, P.O. Box 267, Bunkie, LA 71322 
What local churches have been: 
a) Organized (Par. 270)? 

Northwood — Lafayette 
Grambhng Campus Ministry — Grambling 
Merged (Par. 2545,2546)? 

1) United Methodist with United Methodist. Name of: 
1st Church 2nd Church Merged Church 

Ray Avenue Cornerstone Cornerstone 

Discontinued or abandoned (par. 231,440.2, 2548)? (State which for each church 
hsted.) 

Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church — Acadiana District, Discontinued 
Relocated and to what address? 

Pearl River — North Shore District — to Highway 41, Pearl River, LA 70452 
Changed name of church? 

New Name 
Fellowship 



b) 

c) 

d) 
e) 



Former Name 

New Church, South Bossier 



f) 



New Church, Bunkie 

New Church, North 
Baton Rouge 



Trinity 



Genesis 



Address 

P.O. Box 8309 

Bossier City, LA 71113-8309 

P.O. Box 1035 

Bunkie, LA 71322 

4643 Winbourne Ave. 

Baton Rouge, LA 70805 



g) 



Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist conference(s) 

and with what membership (Par. 44,271)? None 

What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? None 

What changes have been made in district and charge Hnes? 

Acadiana District 

1) Ikke Lydia from the Davidson Memorial-Lydia charge; discontinue Davidson 
Memorial, and leave Lydia as a station charge. 

2) Ikke Maringouin, St. Peter from the St. Peter-Green-Wiley charge and move to the 
Baton Rouge District to become the Hartzell-St. Peter charge, leaving Green-Wiley 
as a charge. 

Alexandria District 
1) Remove Selma from the Pollock-Liberty Chapel-Selma charge to form the Pollock- 
Liberty Chapel charge. Make Selma a station church. 

Remove Sanders Chapel from the Winnfield-Couley-Sanders Chapel charge to form 
the Winnfield-Couley charge. Place Sanders Chapel with Atlanta and Strange to 
form the Atlanta-Sanders Chapel-Strange charge. 

Remove Fellowship and Melder from the Glenmora-Fellowship-Forest Hill-Melder 
charge to form the Glenmora-Forest Hill charge. Place Melder with MacArthur 
Drive church in Alexandria to form the MacArthur Drive-Melder charge. Place 



2) 



3) 



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2) 
3) 



Fellowship church with Horseshoe Drive church in Alexandria to form the Horseshoe 
Drive-Fellowship charge. 
Baton Rouge District 
1) Take Hartzell from the Neely-Hartzell charge and place it with St. Peter making 
the Hartzell-St. Peter charge, and leaving Neely as a station church. 
Lake Charles District 
1) Take Kinder from the Kinder-Oberlin-Basile charge, forming the Oberhn-Basile 
charge. Place Kinder with Ragley, Squyres to form the Kinder-Squyres charge. 
New Orleans District 
1) Separate the Metairie-Messiah charge and place Metairie with Carrollton to form 
the Carrollton-Metairie charge. Place Messiah with Gentilly to form the Messiah- 
Gentilly charge. 

Separate the Peoples-Wesley charge, placing Wesley with Trinity to form the Trinity- 
Wesley charge. Peoples will become a station church. 

Separate the St. Mark's-Spanish Ministry charge so that each becomes a station 
church. 
North Shore District 

1) Separate the Pearl River-Tali sheek charge so that each becomes a station church. 
Ruston District 

1) Place Ansley with Simsboro, Antioch to form the Ansley-Antioch charge. 

2) Place Eros with Eros, Antioch to form the Eros-Antioch charge. 

3) Place Ruston, Faith with Ruston, Wesley Chapel to form the Ruston, Faith-Wesley 
Chapel charge. 

Shreveport District 
1) Remove Rosa and James Chapel from the Rosa-James Chapel-New Light charge 
and attach to the Mt. Zion-Jewella charge, forming the Mt. Zion-Jewella-Rosa-James 
Chapel charge. 

Remove New Light from the Rosa-James Chapel-New Light charge and make New 
Light a station church. 

Remove Haskins Chapel from the Shreveport District, placing it in the Lake Charles 
District. 

Remove Caddo Heights from Caddo Heights-Cedar Grove charge, making Caddo 
Heights a station church. 

Add Belcher to Cedar Grove, making Cedar Grove-Belcher charge. 
Remove St. Matthew from Pleasant Valley-Mt. Zion-Bonchest-St. Matthew-Fairview 
charge, making Pleasant Valley-Mt. Zion-Bonchest-Fairview charge. 
Add St. Matthew to Mt. Zion-Jewella-Rosa-James Chapel charge, making Mt. Zion- 
Jewella-Rosa-James Chapel-St. Matthew charge. 



2) 

3) 

4) 

5) 
6) 

7) 



PART II. PERTAINING TO MINISTERIAL RELATIONS: 
ORDAINED MINISTERS AND LOCAL PASTORS 



17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official 
administration (Par. 703.4,704.6)? Yes 

18. Who constitute: 

a) The Committee on Investigation (Par. 2623.3)? 

Robert Burgess, William Eubanks, Moses Jackson, Dwight Ramsey, J. Roddy Ikylor, 

Grayson Watson 

Reserve Members: Clyde Frazier, Cliff Wright 

b) The Joint Review Committee (Par. 453.1c)? 

District Superintendents: Alternate: 

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19. 



Board of Ordained Ministry: Alternate: 

Rev. Andrew Douglas Rev. Kenneth Irby 

Rev. Steven Spurlock 

Non-Cabinet, Non-Board Ordained Ministry: 

Rev. William Peeples 

Dr. Charles Simmons 
Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? (Par. 404,405. 
Include the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have not completed the 
studies for the Ucense as a local pastor.) 



Allan W. Anderson, Jr. 


Donald Edward MacDonald 


David C. Carlton 


Terry Lynn Malone, Jr. 


Carol Gay Carwile 


Patrick Mays 


William Johnny Clark 


J. David Mitchell 


Robert W. Cormier 


Walter B. Pennington 


Gerald R. Dunn 


Martha Kirk W Pleasant 


Curtis Dall Eden 


Michael F. Polk 


Ramona Shaye Eubanks 


George Reech 


Rhonda EUzabeth Feurtado 


Nolan McKinley Robinson 


Warren Ralph Ford 


David Joseph Sheehan 


Erika Jefferson 


Robert Michael Townsend 


Andrew Jones 


Richard J. Weihing, Jr. 


Henry Jones 


Mikel A, Wiley 


H. Durel Kirby 


James E. Young, Jr. 


James N. Kirk, Sr. 




20. Who have completed the studies for the Ucense as a local pastor, are approved, but 


are not now appointed? (407. — 


Indicate for each person the year the Hcense was 


approved) 




DeWayne C. Bricker 


(L-88) 


Tommy A. Dorsey 


(1^88) 


Gerald R. Dunn 


(1-91) 


Ramona Shaye Eubanks 


(1.91) 


Warren Ralph Ford 


(1-91) 


Deyo R. Jodon 


(1.87) 


Andrew Jones 


(1.91) 


Ralph Knight 


(1.87) 


Leonard John Locascio 




Ronald Paillet 


(L.88) 


Walter B. Pennington 


(L-91) 


Thomas H. Powers 


(L-90) 


Nolan McKinley Robinson 


(L-91) 


Renea Thomas Slater 


(1.85) 


Leslie M. Taylor, Sr. 




James E. Young, Jr. 


(L-91) 


Seaborn B. Young 


(L-87) 



John Zehr 
21. Who are approved and appointed as: (Indicate for each person the first year the Hcense 
was awarded) — (Par. 409.3) 

a) Full-time local pastors (Par. 408.1) and what progress has each made in the course 
of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have elected to remain in the local 
relationship. — Par.409.4) 

Robert J. Addison (1-72) Complete 

Harold B. Babin (1.64) Complete 

Thomas C. Beeler (1.80) Complete 



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Burnell Bell 

Joe Brown, Jr. 

Mark E. Crosby 

Wesley R. Cyprian 

Jay V. Daigle 

Ronald J. Easterling 

Gary L. Elliott 

Gene M. Faurie 

Rhonda E. Feurtado 

Glynn L. Foreman 

Fred M. Eraser 

Herbert E. Green, Sr. 

Bryant E. Gore 

John G. Hankins 

Albert Holland 

Wayne Howington 

Wilhe E. Jackson, Jr. 

Carl Edward Johnson 

Loretta M. Lamp kin 

Donald Edward MacDonald 

J. David Mitchell 

Marva L. Mitchell 

Jarrell R. Morgan 

L. Alton Peel, Sr. 

Owen H. Peyton, Sr. 

Lloyd E. Scott 

David J. Sheehan 

Darryl A. Tate 

Oscar Tippin, Jr. 

Robert Michael Townsend 

Robert A. Walmsley 

Guy E. West, Jr. 

Mikel A. Wiley 



(1^53) Complete 
(1^66) Complete 
414 Years 
(L-77) Complete 
(L-63) Complete 
(L-84) Complete 

(1^88) 3 Years 

(1^81) Complete 
(L-88) 3 Years 
(L-81) Complete 
(L-85) Complete 

1 Year 
(L-78) Complete 
(L-89) VA Years 
(1-81) 

(L-89) 1 Year 
(L-88) 3 Years 
(L-91) 

(L-87) 3 Years 

(L-87) 4 Years 

(L-90) 1 Year 

(1^90) 1/2 Year 

(L-86) 4 Years 
(1-91) 

(1^82) Complete AVS-1 

(L-85) 2 Years 
(L-91) 



(1^87) 4 Years 

(1-91) 

b) Part-time local pastors (Par. 408.2) and what progress has each made in the course 
of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have elected to remain in the local 
relationship. — Par. 409.4) 



Allan W. Anderson, Jr. 
Judith D. Bazer 
William R. Boyd 
L. Darwin Brecheen 
Oscar L. Brown 
Leroy Brumfield 
Davis W. Clark 
William Johnny Clark 
Robert W. Cormier 
Percy M. Frazier 
Don Gentry 
Ernest Rand Guy 
Joe E. Hunter 
Alex Johnson 
Curtis Johnson 
Henry Louis Jones 
James N. Kirk 



(1^91) 4 Years 
(1^89) 1 Year 
(1^86) 31/2 Years 
(L-86) 3 Years 
(1^84) 31/2 Years 
(1^78) Complete 
(L-88) Vi Year 
(L-89) 1/2 Year 
(L-91) 

(1^80) Complete 
(L.89) VA Years 
(1^86) Complete 
(1^79) Complete 
(1^65) Complete 
(L-89) 
(1-91) 
(1-91) 



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Willie Laws 
William Jack Maxey 
Nell M. McLemore 
James B. Moore 
Joseph E. Moore 
Lewis M. Morris, Jr. 
Carl D. Munyon 
Michael Polk 
Ernest E. Scott 
Linda K. Shepherd 
Louis A, Smith 
Obie J. Southall 
Ulysse Stephens 
Edward L. Thomas 
James A. VanHook, Jr. 
Cyril A. Verret 
Dan Washington, Jr. 
Joseph H. Windham 



(1^89) V/i Years 

(L-78) Complete 

(1^88) 

(1^88) 1 Year 

(1^84) 31/2 Years 

(1^80) 

(1-91) 

(1-91) 

(L-83) Complete 

(1^83) Complete 

(1^64) Complete 

(L-89) IVi Years 
(L-87) 

(1^87) 11/2 Years 
(1^69) Complete 
(L-78) Complete 



c) 



Leon L. Zordan, Jr. 

Student local pastors (Par. 408.3) and in what schools are they enrolled? 



Lance Brown 
Charles E. Evans 
C. Wayne Flowers 
James F. Haynes 
Terry A. Love 
Terry Lynn Malone, Jr. 
Ellen B. Montegudo 
Walter Parker 
Louis W. Redden, Jr. 
George K. Reech, II 
J. Craig Spiller 
Thomas A. Wesley 



(1^89) Gammon 

(1^86) Gammon 

(1^77) Perkins 

(L-78) Perkins 

(L-90) Perkins 

(L-91) Louisiana Tech 

(L-85) Perkins 

(L-89) Perkins 

(L-82) Northeast Louisiana 

(L-91) Louisiana College 

(1^88) Duke 



(L-88) Southern 

d) Students of other denominations in a school of theology listed by the University 
Senate serving as local pastors (Par. 408.4)? None 

22. Who have been discontinued as local pastors (Par. 410.1) 
Gary J. Herman 

Mark K. Kremer 

John Sadler — June 1, 1988 

23. Who have been reinstated as local pastors (Par. 410.4)? None 

24. What ordained ministers from other Annual Conferences or Methodist denominations 
are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while retaining their conference 
or denominational membership (Par. 426.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate Annual 
Conference or denomination where membership is held and the number of years 
appointed in this Annual Conference.) 

Name Conf./Denom. Years 

S. Charles Byrd AME, Zion 2 

Kenneth B. Chapman Free Methodist 19 

Andrew R. Hurst Northwest Texas 1 

25. What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been approved 
to serve appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the Annual 
Conference while retaining their denominational affiliation (Par. 426.2)? (Designate with 
an asterisk those who have been accorded "the rights and privileges of associate 
membership.") 

BR . EHzabeth T. Irvine S . CHfford N. McCall BR . Michael Wethey 



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26. 



27. 



28. 



29. 



30. 



31. 



a) 



Barry Earl Hughes 
Darlene Anita Moore James 
Martha Kirk Wofford Pleasant 
Wybra Joseph Price, II 
Terilynn Russ 
Timothy Michael Smith 



Who are affihate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or 
denomination where membership is held.) 

a) With vote (Par. 419.4, 701.1)? None 

b) Without vote (Par. 443.4)? None 

Who are elected as Associate Members (Par. 420)? (List alphabetically — see note 
preceding Question 27): None 

Who are elected as Probationary Members: (List alphabetically — see note preceding 
Question 27). 

Under the provisions of Par. 415? 

Karen EUsa Albano 

Brian Richard Barron 

Lyndle Ray BuUard 

Martin Wesley Corie 

Macky Ray Giles 

Barry Hoekstra 

Under the provisions of Par. 416.1? 

Marcell Anthony Johnson 

Under the provisions of Par. 416.2, 421? None 
Who are continued as Probationary Members, what progress have they made in their 
ministerial studies, and in what year were they admitted to Probationary Membership 
(Par. 417, 424): 
a) As students in approved schools of theology? (Par. 417(1). — Indicate for each 

person the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 

Membership): 

Jeffery D. Conner (89) 

Rebecca D. Conner (90) San Francisco 

Daniel P. Gleason (4) (90) St. Paul 

Michael L. Hammett (87) 

Douglas E. MiUiron (1) (90) Brite 

In the advanced ministerial course of study? (Par. 417(2). — Indicate for each person 

the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary Membership): 

None 

Following completion of their educational requirements (Par. 424.1) 



b) 
c) 



b) 



c) 



Frank B. Akin 


(90) 


Chung Back Kim 


(88) 


Leslie N. Akin 


(90) 


Tracy L. MacKenzie 


(89) 


Scott T. Bullock 


(88) 


Daniel H. Miller 


(88) 


Percell Church, Jr. 


(90) 


WiUiam A. Moon, III 


(89) 


Bryan S. Dauphin 


(88) 


A. Trent Palmer, III 


(88) 


Kenneth C. Duke, Sr. 


(88) 


Samuel D. Reeves 


(86) 


Jose Garcia, Jr. 


(88) 


Michael E. Ricke 


(86) 


Michael T. Head 


(88) 


Helena W Wright 


(89) 


Sandra S. Huber 


(90) 







Who have been transferred from other Christian denominations (Par. 427.3): (List 
alphabetically — see note preceding Question 27): 

a) As Associate Members (Par. 427.3a)? None 

b) As Probationary Members (Par. 427.3a.b)? None 

Who are elected as Members in Full Connection (Par. 424)? (List alphabetically — see 
note preceding Question 27): 

Mary Sloan Baugh Michael Stuart Sherman 

Kenneth Mack Graham, Jr. Richard Owens Teeter 

Maria Jeanine Kennedy Jon Eric Tellifero 

Isiah Matthew Lee, Jr. Gary Don Willis 

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32. What Probationary Members, previously discontinued, are readmitted (Par. 454)? 
Stephen Paul Carter 

33. Who are readmitted (Par. 455-457): 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Members in Full Connection? None 

34. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement (Par. 451.7): 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Probationary Members? None 

c) As Members in Full Connection? None 

35. Who have been been received by transfer from other Annual Conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (Pars. 427.1, 516.5, 733.2m)? List alphabetically If Probationary 
Member or Associate member, so indicate. (See note preceding Question 27). 

Name Conference Date 

Ellen R. Alston (PM) Little Rock June 6, 1991 

Joe M. Donakey (PM) Missouri East June 1, 1991 

Quinton J. Gibson, Sr. Central Texas June 6, 1991 

Richard T. Stiltner (PM) Little Rock June 6, 1991 

36. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (Par. 427.2)? (List 
alphabetically. If Probationary Member or Associate Member, so indicate.) None 

37. Who have been elected and ordained Deacons (Par. 434): (List alphabetically — see 
note preceding Question 27. Indicate by an asterisk the names of persons elected but 
not ordained.) 

a) As Associate Members (Par. 434.1)? None 

b) As Probationary Members (Par. 434.2)? 

Karen Elisa Albano Barry Earl Hughes 

Brian Richard Barron Marcell Anthony Johnson 

Lyndle Ray Bullard Darlene Anita Moore James 

♦Stephen Paul Carter Martha Kirk Wofford Pleasant 

Martin Wesley Corie Wybra Joseph Price, II 

Macky Ray Giles Terilynn Russ 

Barry Hoekstra Timothy Michael Smith 

38. Who have been elected and ordained elders (Par. 435): (List alphabetically — see note 
preceding Question 27. Indicate by an asterisk the names of persons elected but not 
ordained.) 

a) As theological graduates (Par. 435.1): 

Mary Sloan Baugh Michael Stuart Sherman 

Kenneth Mack Graham, Jr. Richard Owens Teeter 

Maria Jeanine Kennedy Jon Eric TeUifero 

Isiah Matthew Lee, Jr. Gary Don Willis 

Larry Martin, Sr. 

b) As Probationary Members previously Associate Members (Par. 435.2)? None 

39. What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders 
recognized (Par. 428): 

a) As deacons? None 

b) As elders? None 

40. Who have been elected or ordained as a courtesy to other conferences? (See note 
preceding Question 27. Such courtesy elections or ordinations do not require transfer 
of conference membership.) 

a) Elected: 

As Associate Members? None 

As Probationary Members? None 

As Members in Full Connection? None 



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b) Ordained after election by this conference: 
Deacons? None 

Elders? None 

c) Ordained after election by other conferences? 
Deacons? None 

Elders? None 

41. Who have been transferred out to other Annual Conferences of The United Methodist 
Church (Par. 516.5): (List eilphabetically. If Probationary Member or Associate Member, 
so indicate. See note preceding Question 27.) 

Name Conference Date 

Louis Augustine, III Central Texas August 1, 1991 

Gregory L. Bushway (PM) South Georgia June 20, 1991 

George R. Holcombe North Texas June 13, 1990 

Robert J. Wagener Calif/Nev July 1, 1990 

42. Who are discontinued as Probationary Members (Par. 418): 
Houston C. Roberts 

John Eh Zehr 

43. Who have been granted honorable location (Par. 452.1)? (If Associate Members, so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective. Record Charge Conference where 
membership is held.) 



a) This year? None 

b) Previously? 

Name 
Baker, Walter L. 
Bennett, Clayton W. 
Blount, Forrest Newton 
Brown, Alton M. 
CarUsle, Joseph F. 
Chrisman, Louis P. 
Davis, Walter C. 
Dickerson, Jr., A. Leroy 
Dykes, David R. 
Garrett, TVoy B. 
Hengstenberg, James D. 
Hess, George M. 
HoUiday, Robert Benjamin 
Holley, Horace P. 
Layman, Brenda 
Layman, Bruce J. 
Longstreth, Paul 
Marshall, Robert F. 
Martin, George W. 
McCullough, Jr., James P. 
McFarland, Marvin R. 
McLean, James A. 
Means, Jesse L. 
Merrill, Lynn Walter 
Neuendorffer, Rich 
Norton, Kenneth D. 
Peabody, David B. 
Ramke, Ronald G. 



Date 

6/ 2/78 

5/30/58 — Broadmoor UMC; Baton Rouge 
6/ 1/87 — St. Mark's; Monroe 
6/ 4/81 

6/ 1/79 — Broadmoor UMC; Shreveport 
6/ 5/80 — Asbury UMC; Lafayette 
11/10/40 
6/ 4/54 

6/ 5/80 — First UMC; Shreveport 
6/ 2/67 — Clay UMC; Ruston 
6/ 1/79 

6/ 1/79 — First UMC; Hammond 
6/ 5/64 
5/31/57 
6/ 5/86 
6/ 9/82 

6/ 6/85 — St. Marks UMC; New Orleans 
6/ 5/80 

6/ 9/82 — First UMC; Shreveport 
6/ 5/64 

6/ 7/68 — St. Matthews; New Orleans 
6/ 4/76 

6/ 9/72 — Concord-New Hope 
6/ 1/90 — Dubach UMC; Ruston 
3/29/53 

6/ 5/70 — Broadmoor UMC; Baton Rouge 
6/ 4/81 
6/ 5/80 



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44. 



45. 



46. 



Rice, Joe Crosby 
Richardson, James A. 
Scott, Charles Edward 
Shirley, Robert Arlen 
Simmons, Norman P. 
Singleton, Jr., Homer C. 
Strack, Charles Julius 
Strong, Jr., W.L. 
Talbott, Whitfield P. 
Tktum, Robert 
Thomas, Joseph R. 
Tinnin, Jack H. 
Way, Joseph Allen 



6/ 4/76 — Aurora UMC; New Orleans 
6/ 5/86 — CasaView UMC; Dallas, TX 
2/ 1/68 — Montpeher UMC 
6/ 4/76 
5/30/58 
6/ 4/71 
6/ 3/66 

6/ 2/78 — Rayville-Holly Ridge 
10/29/44 
6/ 1/79 
6/ 4/81 
6/ 2/67 



6/ 5/70 

Who have had their conference membership terminated: (If Associate Member, so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective.) 

a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (Par. 452.2, .5)? None 

b) By surrender of the ministerial office (Par. 452.3, .5)? None 

c) By withdrawal under complaints or charges (Par. 452.4, .5; 2626.2)? None 

d) By involuntary termination (Par. 45 3. If)? None 

e) By administrative location (Par. 453.3)? None 

f) By trial (Par. 453.2, 2624.3)? None 

Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided): 

a) What Associate Members have died during the year? 
Effective: None 

Retired: None 

b) What Probationary Members have died during the year? None 

c) What Members in Full Connection have died during the year? 
Effective: None 



Retired: 
Name 

WiUiam Carl Barham, Sr. 
Samuel P. Emanuel 
WiUiam M. Finnin, Sr. 
Fred S. Flurry 
Blackmon L. Hall 
Thomas F. King 
Glendon R. Messer 
WiUiam J. Reid 
Caesar D. Small 
WR. Wendt 



Date of Birth 
January 21, 1906 
March 29, 1915 
November 13, 1913 
February 18, 1910 
August 30, 1896 
August 1, 1898 
June 29, 1918 
March 29, 1904 
July 18, 1894 



Date of Death 
November 13, 1990 
December 28, 1990 
November 8, 1990 
March 13, 1991 
September 26, 1990 
October 14, 1990 
September 8, 1990 
January 22, 1991 
September 26, 1990 
AprU 24, 1991 



December 19, 1897 
d) What local pastors have died during the year? 

Active: 

Name Date of Birth 

Thomas A. Hoover, Jr. June 9, 1932 

Retired: 

Name Date of Birth 

Allen E. Myers October 15, 1900 

Joseph M. Poledore March 29, 1915 

What ordained ministers have received appointments in other Annual Conferences of 
The United Methodist Church while retaining their membership in this Annual 
Conference (Par. 426.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate Annual Conference where 
appointed and the number of years such an appointment has been in effect. If 
Probationary or Associate Member, so indicate.) 

Debra K. Brazzel North Carolina 1 



Date of Death 
September 2, 1990 

Date of Death 
September 2, 1990 
December 28, 1990 



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47. 



48. 



49. 



50. 



Heide Erin Davis 


North Georgia 


5 


Jay P. Irby 


Pacific-Northwest 


2 


Kurt F. Oheim 


Northwest Texas 


1 


Herbert M. Scott 


North Georgia 


4 



Who are the ordained ministers on leave of absence and for what number of years 
consecutively has each held this relation (Par. 448)? (If Probationary Member or 
Associate Member, so indicate. Record Charge Conference where membership is held.) 
a) With consent? 



Name and Number of Years 

Richard L. Behling 4 

C. David Billings, Jr. 3 

L. Chris Curry 1 

Douglas L. Davis 3 

Juhet P. Deschner (PM) 1 

Miles T. HoUaday (PM) 5 

Robert K. Martin (PM) 2 

Reginald A. Monson 1 

Kathy H. Schaffhauser 3 

Jayne Trammell-Kelly 2 



b) 
c) 



Charge Conference 

Asbury — Acadiana 

St. Mark's — New Orleans 

First, Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge 

First, Alexandria — Alexandria 

Asbury — Acadiana 

First, Bossier City — Shreveport 

First, Alexandria — Alexandria 

— Lake Charles 

St. John's — Baton Rouge 

First, Shreveport — Shreveport 



d) 



Without consent? None 

What ordained ministers have been placed on leave of absence since the last session 

of the Annual Conference (ad interim)?: 

1) With consent? 
Name Effective Date 
Debra K. Brazzel January 1, 1991 
Jayne Trammell-Kelly August 1, 1990 

2) Without consent? None 

What ordained ministers on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated since 
the last session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 



Charge Conference 

— Acadiana 
First Shreveport — Shreveport 



Name 

Debra K. Brazzel 

Gregory L. Bushway (PM) 

R. Stephen Casey 

Jay P. Irby 



Effective Date 

June 1, 1991 

June 20, 1991 

August 1, 1990 

September 1, 1990 

Who have been suspended under the provisions of Par. 2623.3d? (Give effective dates.) 
None 

Who are granted sabbatical leave (Par. 446)? (Give date when this relation became 
effective; if Associate Member, so indicate.) None 

What actions have been taken concerning disabled ordained ministers and full-time local 
pastors (Par. 450. Note: Disability leave is a relationship that must be granted annually 
by action of the Annual Conference. If the disability leave of persons in Question 50a) 
is continuing, Hst their names also in Question 50c). Persons listed here should not be 
listed as retired under Questions 51, 52, 53 or 54.) 

a) What ordained ministers and full-time local pastors were granted disability leave 
since the last Annual Conference session (Par. 450.2)? (Give effective dates and 
indicate if Probationary Member, Associate Member, or Full-time Local Pastor): 
None 

b) What ordained ministers and full-time local pastors have had their disability leave 
terminated since the last conference session (Par. 450.3)? (Give dates of 
terminations): None 

c) What ordained ministers and full-time local pastors are granted disability leave at 
this session (Par. 450.1)? (If Probationary Member, Associate Member, or Full-time 
Local Pastor, so indicate.) None 



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51. What Members in Full Connection have been retired (Par. 451): (List alphabetically 
giving full name — first, middle, last — in that order.) 

a) This year? 

Ahce Fay Barr-Hartung Cleveland Ben Herr, Jr. 

James Julius Caraway Edwin Hugh House, Jr. 

Tom Oliver Crosby, Jr. Wesley Otis Lynch, Jr. 

Roland Kendall Friedrich Benjamin Aby Petty 

Donald James Hall Donald Arthur Webb 

b) Previously? See Section VII, Conference Registry 

52. What Associate Members have been retired (Par. 451): (List alphabetically giving full 
name — first, middle, last — in that order.) 

a) This year? 

Louis Augustine, Jr. 

b) Previously? See Section VII, Conference Registry 

53. What Probationary Members have been retired (Par. 451): 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? See Section VII, Conference Registry 

54. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors (Par. 410.5): 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? See Section VII, Conference Registry 

55. Changes in clergy membership: What is the number of ordained ministers: (NOTE: 
The numbers in parenthesis following each category listing are the question numbers 
in this report form where ministers in that category are listed. The number reported 
below should agree with the number of names Hsted in the corresponding questions.) 

a) Elected as Associate Members? (27) — 

b) Elected as Probationary Members? (28a,b,c) — 13 

c) Elected as Members in Full Connection? (31) — 9 

d) Readmitted? (32,33a,b) — 1 

e) Retired made effective? (34a,b,c) — 

f) Transferred in? (30a, b, 35, 36) — 4 

g) Transferred out? (41) — 4 

h) Discontinued as Probationary Members? (42) — 2 
i) Honorably located this year? (43a) — 
j) Withdrawn? (44a, b, c) — 
k) Involuntarily terminated? (44d) — 
1) Administratively located? (44e) — 
m) Terminated by trial (44f) — 
n) Deceased (45a, b, c) — 10 

56. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 353 

b) Local churches? 571 



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57. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference? (NOTE: Where 
applicable, the question numbers on this report form corresponding to each category 
have been placed in parenthesis following the category title. Where these question 
numbers appear, the number reported in that category should agree with the number 
of names hsted in the corresponding questions.) 
a) By appointment category and conference relationship? 



Categories 


Members in 
Full Connection 


Probationary 
Members 


Associate Members 

& Affiliate 
Members with vote 


Full-time 
Local Pastors 


Pastors 


209 


26 


21 


36 


Appointments Beyond 
the Local Church: 
(Par. 443.1a,c) (72a) 


36 


1 







Appointments Beyond 
the Local Church: 
(Par. 443.1b,c) (72b) 


19 


1 







Appointments Beyond 
the Local Church: 
(Par. 443.1d) (72c) 


5 










Appointments to 
Attend School (73) 


3 


10 







Appointed in other 
Annual Conferences 
(46) 


4 










On Leave of Absence 
(47) 


7 


3 







On Sabbatical Leave 
(49) 













On Disability Leave 
(50c) 


4 





1 




Retired (51, 52, 53) 


123 





25 




Total Number, 
Clergy Members 


410 


41 


47 


36 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 


534 









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b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: see the instruction for item 
57 for guidelines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) 



Categories 


Members in 
Full Connection 


Probationary 
Members 


Associate Members 

& AffUiate 
Members with vote 


Full-time 
Local Pastors 


Female 


29 


12 


1 


5 


Male 


381 


29 


46 


31 


Total Number 
Clergy Members* 


410 


41 


47 


36 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members* 


- 








Asian 


1 


1 








Black 


51 


5 


15 


13 


Hispanic 


1 


1 








Native American 














Pacific Islander 














White 


357 


34 


32 


23 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 


410 


41 


47 


36 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 


534 









PART III. DIAGONAL MINISTERS 

58. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (Par. 2623.4)? 

Dick Scott-Welch, Doris Sheppard, Sydney Montegudo. Reserve: Linda Fox and Isiah Lee 

59. Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (Par. 307)? (List alphabetically): 
Charlotte Treadway Brent 

Linda Claire Fox 

60. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (Par. 313.3c)? None 

61. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (Par. 312)? None 

62. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (Par. 312) None 

63. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by Annual 
Conference action (Par. 313.3)? Karen Albano 

64. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: None 

b) Retired: None 

65. What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence (Par. 313.1a,c,d) (disability, 
study/sabbatical, or personal leave): 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference (Give effective date of each): None 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons hsted in 
Question 65a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): None 






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66. 



67. 



68. 



What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (Par. 313.1e): 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 
None 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons Usted in 
Question 66a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): None 

Who have returned to active status: 

a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (Par. 313.1a,c,d)? 
Doris Sheppard (effective 9/1/90) 

b) From extended leave (Par. 313.1e)? None 

Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal ministers 
(Par. 313.2): 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? None 



PART IV. MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS 
AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS 



69. What clergy members are approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what 
is the total number of years for which such approval has been granted to each, and 
for what fraction of full-time service (in one-quarter increments) is approval granted 
(for purposes of equitable salary claim and pension credit) (Par(s) 437.2, 441.2, 1606.4b)? 

Name Total Years Fraction of Time 
Donald R. Avery 11 75% 

Joe A. Hoover 4 50% 

Russell L. Jones 11 75% 

J. Penn Morgan 5 50% 

Robert Williams 3 50% 

70. What changes have been made in appointments since the last Annual Conference session? 
(Attach list. Include Appointments Beyond the Local Church and give effective dates 
of all changes.) 

Change Date 

Louisiana Conference 6/13/90 

North Texas Conference 

Louisiana Conference 7/1/90 

California-Pacific Conference 

Lithia Springs, GA 8/1/90 

First, Dallas, GA, Assoc. 

Bastrop, Mt. Olive 8/1/90 

Discontinued 

Leave of Absence 8/1/90 

Chaplain, Evergreen Ministries 

First, Shreveport, Assoc. 8/1/90 

Leave of Absence 

Leave of Absence 9/1/90 

Foss Home, Director 

St. Luke's, Assoc. 10/1/90 

Discontinued 

Leave of Absence 10/1/90 

Shreveport, First (Diac. Min.) 

Retired 10/1/90 

Longstreet 



Name 




George Roland Holcomb 


From: 




To: 


Robert J. Wagener 


From: 




To: 


Heide Erin Davis 


From: 




To: 


Woodrow Harmon, Jr. 


From: 




To: 


Stephen R. Casey 


From: 




To: 


Jayne Trammell-Kelly 


From: 




To: 


Jay P. Irby 


From: 




To: 


Patricia L. Meador 


From: 




To: 


Doris Sheppard 


From: 




To: 


Rupert D. Coles 


From: 




To: 



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72. 



73. 



Hugh C. McKinney 


From: 




To: 


Jerry A. Means 


From: 




To: 


Walter L. Parr, Jr. 


From: 




To: 


Robert E. Carter 


From: 




To: 


Ronald J. Easterling 


From: 




To: 


Ricky L. Willis 


From: 




To: 


Cecil C. Mims 


From: 




To: 


Martin W. Corie 


From: 




To: 


Ronald Paillet 


From: 




To: 


Rupert H. Pickett 


From: 




To: 


Nell M. McLemore 


From: 




To: 


Roy B. Nash 


From: 



Longstreet 10/1/90 

Discontinued 

Ida 11/1/90 

Retired 

Lake Charles, First, Assoc. 11/1/90 

Appointed to Attend School 

Retired 11/1/90 

Ida 

Vidalia 12/1/90 

St. Paul's, Monroe, Assoc. 

St. Paul's, Monroe, Assoc. 12/1/90 

Vidalia 

Woodlawn 12/9/90 

Retired 

Student, Perkins 1/1/91 

Calhoun-Beulah-Indian Village 

Welsh, Jones-Mallalieu-Trinity 1/1/91 

Discontinued 

Calhoun-Beulah 1/1/91 

Discontinued 

Simsboro, Antioch-Indian 

Village 1/1/91 

Simsboro, Antioch 

Mem. Med. Ctr., 

Pastoral Care 1/1/91 

Pastoral Counselor 

Joseph Bohlen Assoc. 

Dallas Bethlehem Center, Inc. 1/1/91 

Leave of Absence 

Chemical Dep. Unit, 

East Jefferson Hospital 1/15/91 

River Regional Hospital, 

Vacherie, LA 
Where are the preachers stationed for the ensuing year? (Attach list) See Section VIII, 
Appointments 

What ordained ministers are appointed beyond the local church for the ensuing year: 
(Par. 442. Attach list according to the disciplinary categories listed below.) 

a) Within the connectional structure of United Methodism (Par. 443.1a,c)? See Section 
VIII, Appointments 

b) To extension ministries (Par. 443.1b,c)? See Section VIII, Appointments 

c) To other vahd ministries under the provisions of Par. 443. Id? See Section VIII, 
Appointments 

Who are appointed to attend school (Par. 516.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose 
prime appointment is to attend school.) 
Associate Members: None 
Probationary Members: 

Karen E. Albano — Perkins 

Brian R. Barron — St. Paul 

Lyndle R. Bullard — Duke 

Macky R. Giles — Gammon 

Daniel P. Gleason — St. Paul 

Barry Hoekstra — Garrett 



Debra K. Brazzel 



Richard D. Gillespie, Jr. 



To: 

From: 

To: 

From: 

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Barry E. Hughes — Perkins 

Marcell A. Johnson — Gammon 

Wybra J. Price, II — Perkins 

Terilynn Russ — Asbury 
Members in Full Connection: 

Deborah Drash — Perkins 

M. Theresa McConnell — University of Texas, Arhngton 

S. Kemper Smith — Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC 
Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (Par. 310)? (Attach list) 



Charlotte Brent 
Roger Michael Cloud 
Lylln Guth Craig 
Barbara C. Einsel 
Linda Fox 

Joaquin Garcia 
Norma Garlington 
Patricia Haulk Hogan 
Sidney Montegudo 
Doris Sheppard 
Michelle Townsend 



Min. of Christian Ed., St. Luke's Shreveport (S) 
Din of Music, Trinity Church (R) 
Dir. of Christian Ed., MunhoUand (NO) 
Dir. of Christian Ed., Lake Vista (NO) 
Dir., Child Development & Membership 
Cult, University, Baton Rouge (BR) 
Dir. Conf. Rel./Div. of Diac. Min., Nashville (M) 
Dir. of Christian Ed., Oakdale Counsehng Ctr. (LC) 
Dir. of Christian Ed., Natchitoches, First (AL) 
Dir. of Music, FUMC, Bossier City (S) 
Dir. of Christian Ed., Shreveport, First (S) 
Social Worker, MCH, Ruston (R) 
What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes in 
pension credit, correction or additions to matters reported in the "Business of the Annual 
Conference" form in previous years, and legal name changes of ministerial members.) 
Juliet Ann Padgham to Juliet P. Deschner 

Where shall the next Conference Session be held? Centenary College and First United 
Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA, June 1-4, 1992. 



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VIII. Appointments 



ACADIANA DISTRICT 

District Superintendent C. Gerald Richardson 1 

Abbeviile-Pecan Island J. Edwin Dilworth 6 

Berwick, First David B. Dietzel 5 

Briggs (James F. Haynes SLP) 6 

Dulac, Clanton Chapel (CyrU A. Verret PTLP) 3 

Franklin: 

Asbury-Trinity (Robert A. Wahnsley FTLP) 1 

First-McGowen Richard R. Meek 1 

Houma: 

First J. Henry Bowdon, Jr. 4 

Houma Heights-Gibson (Donald E. MacDonald FTLP) 1 

Wesley-Mt. Vernon (James N. Kirk PTLP) 2 

Indian Bayou-Kaplan James R. Woodward 2 

Jeanerette: 

St. Paul-Fitzgerald-Mt. Zion (Fulton A. Raymond, Sr.) 6 

St. Peter-Godman (Herbert E. Green, Sr. FTLP) 3 

I^afayette: 

Asbury WUliam C. Blakely 1 

Associate Samuel D. Reeves PM 1 

Associate Charles R. Langford 10 

Church of the Covenant Brady B. Forman 4 

Northwood Robert L. Deich 1 

First Ira M. Robinson 7 

Associate Thomas E. Dolph 3 

Mallalieu-St. James Howard L. Milo 8 

Lottie-Rosedale-Krotz Springs (Don Gentry PTLP) 3 

Lottie, Green- WUey (Henry Louis Jones PTLP) 1 

Lydia (Bobby Cormier PTLP) 1 

Matthews, Memorial-Bayou Blue L. Andy Foreman 8 

Melville-Palmetto Kenneth B. Chapman OD 19 

Morgan City: 

Pharr Chapel Tommy R. Bergeron, Sr. 

Walmsley-Mason (Dan Washington, Jr. PTLP) 

Napoleonville, Wesley-Woodlawn (Albert Holland FTLP) 

New Iberia, First Hugh L. Baker, Jr. 

New Roads: 

First-Port Barre (Fred M. Eraser FTLP) 

St. Paul-Scott Chapel (Obie J. Southall PTLP) 



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Opelousas: 

Louisiana Memorial James H. Humphreys 2 

St. Mark Carolyn A. Stokes 3 

Patterson Scott T. Bullock PM 2 

St. Martinville, Mallalieu-Mt. Zion (Carl Edward Johnson FTLP) 1 

Thibodaux: 

First-Vacherie Wesley C. Reagan 2 

Calvary-Magnolia T.B.S. 

Washington, St. Paul-St. James (Leroy Brumfield PTLP) 5 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT 

District Superintendent C. Richard Hoffpauir 3 

Alexandria: 

First Henry C. Blount, Jr. 4 

Associate Ronald D. Dauphm 4 

Associate Kathryn J. Dauphin 4 

Horseshoe Drive-Hineston, Fellowship Eddie E. Morgan, Jr. 2 

MacArthur Drive-Melder, First (Lonnie M. Walding FTLP R) 3 

Newman Isiah M. Lee, Jr. 3 

Trinity-Pleasant Grove (Thomas C. Beeler FTLP) 3 

Wilton T.B.S. 

Atlanta-Sanders Chapel-Strange (Leon Zordan, Jr. PTLP) 1 

Ball-Clear Creek (J. T. Cupples PTLP R) 2 

Boyce: 

First-Lahey Chapel-Sieper Joe A. Hoover 4 

Union-Melder, St. Mark's T.B.S. 

Bunkie: 

David Haas Mem.-Evergreen-White's Chapel Charles L. Floyd, Jr. 5 

Trinity Helena W. Wright PM 2 

Wesley, Booneville (Lance Brown SLP) 2 

Campti: 

First-St. Maurice Jolly B. Harper R 2 

St. Paul-Mt. Zion-Emmanuel-Cheneyville, St. Paul . . . (Alex Johnson PTLP) 17 

Colfax-Hollins Chapel James R. Huber 1 

Georgetown, Selma (Nell M. McLemore PTLP) 1 

Glenmora-Forest Hill Dorothy M. McGowen 1 

Jena, Nolley Memorial-Belah William E. Nolan 1 

Jonesville-Bethel (Joseph L. Rountree) 6 

Lecompte-Bayou Chicot-Cheneyville James W. Jones 2 

Marksville-Oak Grove-Simmesport (Jennie L. Walters) 2 

Montgomery-Mt. Zion Sandi B. Huber PM 1 

Natchitoches: 

Asbury-Williams Chapel-St. Marks James A. Graham 4 

College Avenue-Marthaville-Beulah (James B. Moore PTLP) 3 

First Conrad P. Edwards 3 

Associate J. Ryan Horton, Jr. 6 

Oak Grove (J. David Mitchell FTLP) 2 



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OUa-Urania Cage M. McLemore 1 

Palestine William A. Rowell, Jr. 3 

Pineville: 

First Jimmie D. Pyles 8 

Associate Arthur M. Baker R 3 

Wesley-Alex., St. Mark's T.B.S. 

Pollock-Liberty Chapel Sherman L. Beird R 2 

Provencal- Weaver Abe M. Conerly R 2 

Trout, Justiss Memorial-Eden (George K. Reech II SLP) 2 

Winnfield-Couley Steven W. Caraway 4 

BATON ROUGE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent George W. C. Calvin, Sr. 6 

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area: 

Baker Kenneth C. Duke, Sr. 2 

Bethel-Deerford John C. Coker, Sr. 3 

Blackwater Kirby A. Vining 1 

Associate Michael Head PM 2 

Broadmoor Charles B. Simmons 2 

Associate Kenneth M. Carroll 1 

Associate James W. Spitzkeit 8 

Associate Michael Wethey OD 1 

Associate Joe Donakey PM 1 

Camphor Memorial Moses T. Jackson, Sr. 6 

First Christopher H. Andrews 3 

Associate Gilbert H. Wade, Jr. 8 

Associate Lorris M. Wimberly, Jr. 3 

Associate Franklin C. Poole 9 

Evangeline Carol S. Winn 2 

Francis Asbury Manasseh C. Cady 3 

Genesis Mary S. Baugh 1 

Hartzell-St. Peter (Ernest E. Scott PTLP) 1 

Hughes Mem.-Andrews Chapel William J. Miller 22 

Ingleside Timothy E. Lawson 2 

Jefferson John R. Johns 1 

Jordan-LeJeune Clarence L. Hillard 4 

Magnolia-St. Paul (Wayne Howington FTLP) 3 

Neely Donald R. Avery 20 

St. Andrew's Marie P. Williams 1 

Associate John N. Williams 1 

St. John's Donald K. McDowell 2 

St. Luke's Kenneth R. Bowman 3 

St. Mark Randall E. Campbell 2 

Wesley Freddie C. Henderson 4 

William B. Reily Mem. University DeWitt M. Ginn 1 

Associate Frank B. Akin PM 1 



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Zachary: 

First James W. Mitchell 3 

Jackson Chapel-St. Peter (Oscar L. Brown PTLP) 8 

Beech Grove-Moses Chapel (WUlie Laws PTLP) 2 

Carpenter's Chapel (J. Monroe Wilkes R) 3 

Clinton: 

Clinton-Clear Creek Rodney Kennedy 3 

Mt. Zion-St. Paul (Willie R. I^fayette R) 4 

Donaldsonville: 

First T.B.S. 

St. Peter-Belle Rose, St. James (Donald D. Barrie) 6 

Faithful-New River (Jay V. Daigle FTLP) 16 

Gonzales-Meadows Chapel William M. Jacocks 5 

Jackson-Ethel George B. Cunningham 2 

Plaquemine: 

First-Grand River Weldon C. Bares 1 

Hurst-St. Luke (Thomas A. Wesley SLP) 8 

Port Allen, Scott-Shiloh Robert WUliams 4 

St. Francisville (Harold B. Babin FTLP) 20 

Slaughter-Bluff Creek (Darwin Brecheen PTLP) 3 

Spillman, New Hope-Concord T.B.S. 

Tunica Tom O. Crosby, Jr. R 1 

Wilson, Wesley-Asbury-Mt. Carmel (Joseph E. Moore PTLP) 8 

LAKE CHARLES DISTRICT 

District Superintendent Carole Cotton-Winn 2 

Cameron, Wakefield-Grand Chenier Paul W. Carter 3 

Church Point-Maxie-Ville Platte Tracy I^ MacKenzie PM 2 

Crowley, First W. Spiller MQton 8 

DeQuincy, First Mark B. Benge, Sr. 1 

DeRidder: 

First Richard C. Hebert 2 

Wesley-Merryville Alfred C. Bakewell III 1 

Elizabeth-Hopewell-Pme Grove (Lionel Marcel) 1 

Eunice, First-Iota (John W. Guyre) 3 

Fairview-Sweetlake (A. Richard Poss) 3 

Gueydan Elswood J. Martin 3 

Iowa, First-Hayes Swindell Hodges 1 

Jennings, First Clyde W. Averett 2 

Kinder-Squyres (Darryl A. Tate FTLP) 1 

Lak& Arthur (Glynn Foreman FTLP) 1 

I^ke Charles: 

First Grayson B. Watson 4 

Min. of Visitation Carl F. Lueg R 12 

Oak Park Troy Edward Boyd 5 

St. I^ke-Simpson Thomas A. Dunbar 7 

Associate Jose' Garcia PM 1 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 181 

University Lael S. Jones 4 

Associate Daniel H. MQler PM 1 

Warren Larry Martin, Sr. 3 

Leesville: 

First-Holly Grove Lewis L. Olmsted 10 

Korean Chung Baek Kim PM 5 

Mt. Zion-Macedonia-Haskins Chapel (Mikel Wiley FTLP) 2 

Moss Bluff David R. DeWitt 2 

Oakdale-Pine Prairie Louis M. Coppage, Jr. 2 

Oberlin-Basile Edwin H. House, Jr. R 1 

Florien, Prospect-Hombeck James C. Skinner R 4 

Raymond-Elton Michael L. Hammett PM 4 

Rayne, Centenary-Ebenezer-Branch G. Larry Maxwell, Sr. 3 

Roanoke-Crowley, Wesley Leon A. Boggs 2 

Sulphur: 

Henning Memorial Fred B. Wideman 1 

Maplewood J. Richard Scott- Welch 1 

Wesley-Hackberry M. Ray Holt 5 

Vinton, Welsh Memorial A. Fay Barrhartung R 1 

Welsh: 

First-Jennings, Trinity H. A. Harrington, Jr. 2 

Jones-Mallalieu-Trinity Darlene Moore-James PM 1 

Westlake Jack D. Phelps 2 

MONROE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent J. Philip Woodland 1 

Baskin (CecQ C. Mims R) 1 

Bastrop: 

First-Collinston John M. Braden 1 

Memorial-Mer Rouge W. Ed Parks, Sr. 2 

Mt. Olive (Robert Addison FTLP) 2 

Beekman Isaac A. Patton, Jr. R 9 

Columbia-Hebert Hulen C. Warren, Jr. 3 

Crew Lake-Reveille Howard L. Hudson 4 

Delhi-Crowville Wallace P. Blackwood 1 

Epps-Floyd-Pioneer (Gary L. Elliott FTLP) 3 

Ferriday-Clayton Karen F. Davis 1 

Grayson-Kelly Minns S. Robertson R 3 

KUboume-Locust Grove (David J. Sheehan FTLP) 1 

Lake Providence John M. Downs 2 

Little Creek-Union (Louis Redden SLP) 3 

Mangham James E. Wilson 3 

Monroe: 

First John M. Lee 1 

Associate Ted D. Freeland 1 

Lea Joyner Memorial (Joe D. Solomon) 7 

Associate Jon E. Tellifero 1 



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Memorial-Oak Ridge Calvin O. Lapuyade 

St. James (Davis W. Clark PTLP) 

St. Mark's Gary L. Van Horn 

St. Paul (Edward L. Thomas PTLP) 

St. Paul's W. Odell Simmons 

Associate (Ronald J. Easterling FTLP) 

Newellton Kenneth M. Graham 

Oak Grove-Forest Stephen P. Carter PM 

Rayville-Holly Ridge Frank M. Jones 

St. Andrew's- Bartholomew James E. Constable 

St. Joseph-Waterproof- Wesley Donald R. Morgan 

Sicily Island-Harrisonburg M. Stuart Sherman 

Tallulah B. Ramon Warren 

Vidalia Ricky L. WUlis 

Wahington Circuit (Joe Brown FTLP) 

West Monroe: 

Asbury (John G. Hankins FTLP) 

Claiborne- Wilhite (Thomas A. Wilson) 

Faith John L. Vining 

First William D. Peeples 

McGuire Michael D. McLaurin 

Woodlawn T.B.S. 

Winnsboro-GObert Douglas R. Foreman 

Wisner-Boeuf Prairie lillard R. Bevill 

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT 

District Superintendent George A. Duerson 

Belle Chasse-Marrero, St. James J. Van Dickens III 

Buras, Trinity-Hope Chapel (Mark E. Crosby FTLP) 

Chalmette, St. Bemard-Arabi Robert W. Bengtson 

Convent, St. James-Ninde Chapel (Curtis Johnson PTLP) 

Destrehan, St. Charles Mark R. Martin 

Golden Meadow-Grand Isle . . . -. (Gordon L. Smith, Sr.) 

Gretna: 

Boynton Nathan Daniels, Jr. 

Gretna Bob L. Lawton 

Kenner: 

First (Robert W. Peterson) 

Messiah-Gentilly Michael E. Ricke PM 

Thomas-Hahnville, St. James (James S. Davidson R) 

replace, First-Lutcher, First (Charles P. Strong) 

Ijjling (Bobby J. Bowling) 

loitcher Chapel-Gonzales, St. I^ndry William L. Jones 

Metairie: 

Munholland Robert I^ Potter 

Associate M. Jack O'Dell 

St. Matthew's William I. Eubanks 



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New Orleans: 

Algiers, First Melvin J. Tumage 3 

Asbury-St. Matthew Andrew J. Douglas 4 

Aurora J. Roddy Taylor 3 

Bethany Kenneth M. Fisher 2 

Brooks Samuel W. Walker, Sr. R 8 

CarroUton-Metairie Leland D. Wade 10 

Cornerstone Thomas L. Howe, Jr. 2 

Associate Robert F. Harrington 1 

Felicity - St. Philip (Marva L. Mitchell FTLP) 3 

First Kenneth R. Jones 6 

First Street Abraham E. Davis 18 

Associate Robert S. Taylor R 8 

Grace Nathaniel P. Williams R 5 

Hartzell (Guy E. West, Jr. FTLP) 4 

Haven Russell L. Jones 14 

Jefferson Rebecca D. Conner PM 1 

Korean Chang Kyu Lee 8 

LaHarpe-Thompson Percell Church, Jr. PM 2 

Lake Vista Alan D. Einsel 5 

Mount Zion Leslie P. Norris 7 

Napoleon Avenue-Parker Memorial M. Douglas Ezell 3 

Peck John D. V. HamUton 6 

Peoples Alfred Pollar 6 

Philips Memorial-Shaw Temple (Percell Church, Sr.) 6 

Rayne Memorial Clyde C. Frazier, Jr. 13 

Associate Timothy M. Smith PM 2 

Ross - Williams (Bumell Bell FTLP) 8 

St. Luke's James F. Comer 3 

St. Mark's Jeffery D. Conner PM 1 

St. Paul James R. Schaub 2 

Spanish Ministries Marta L. Sanfiel 3 

Trinity- Wesley (Ulysee Stephens PTLP) 3 

Trinity-John Wesley Richard T. Stiltner PM 1 

NORTH SHORE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent H. Warren Blakeman 

Amite-Independence Kenneth W. Irby 

Angle, Wesley Ray-Live Oak-Mary's Chapel (Eddie Francis) 

Bogalusa: 

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial J. Vernon Fairley 

Thirkield-Harry's Chapel (Wesley R. Cyprian FTLP) 

Center-Darlington (William R. Boyd PTLP) 

Corbin (Allan Anderson PTLP) 

Covington: 

First Theo S. Standley 

Fitzgerald-Waldheim Ester L. Hammond 




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Day's (Johnny Clark PTLP) 

Denham Springs: 

First Steven M. Spurlock 

Roberts-St. Luke (Wilbur G.C. Davis, Sr.) 

Franklinton: 

Centenary-Fisher Willis W. Dear 

Winan-Hayes Chapel Terrence S. August 

Friendship (Lewis Morris, Jr. PTLP) 

Greensburg- Wesley Chapel T.B.S. 

Hammond, First Charles B. Humphreys 

Kentwood-Mt. Hermon Barbara S. Duke 

Lacombe Ellen Alston PM 

Live Oak John E. Scarf 

Livingston J. Penn Morgan 

Loranger-Cooper's Chapel (Percy M. Frazier PTLP) 

Mandeville, St. Timothy-on-the-North Shore J. Lawrence Maddin 

Mangum Chapel-James Chapel (Mike Polk PTLP) 

Montpelier T.B.S. 

Pearl River (Gene M. Faurie FTLP) 

Ponchatoula: 

First-Lee's Landing Larry D. Robertson 

Wesley Chapel Edwin J. Barksdale R 

Slidell: 

Aldersgate Cliff C. Wright, Jr. 

Associate Bryan S. Dauphin PM 

First Joe W. McClain 

Associate Gary D. Willis 

Hartzell Mt. Zion Alonzo J. Campbell 

Springfield: 

First-Huff Chapel-Maurepas (Paul C. Singletary, Sr.) 

St. James-Newell (Louis A. Smith PTLP) 

Talisheek L. John Locascio 

Tangipahoa-Pine Ridge C. Jeffrey Duke 

Tickfaw, Nesom Memorial-Pine Grove (E. Rand Guy PTLP) 

Vamado-Sun-Bush Karl D. Wood 

Walker Melissa L. Draper 

RUSTON DISTRICT 

District Superintendent James M. Poole 

Ansley-Antioch (Homer V. Bailes R) 

Arcadia-Mt. Mariah Douglas B. deGraffenried 

Athens-Crossroads Cleburne W. Quaid R 

Bemice-Beech Grove-Summerfield Carolyn P. Volentine 

Calhoun-Beulah-Indian Village Martin W. Corie PM 

Centerpoint-Concord Robert E. Townsend 

Chatham (Owen H. Peyton FTLP) 

Choudrant-Douglas Raymond M. Crofoot R 



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Clay T.B.S. 

Cotton Valley-Pleasant Valley (Rhonda E. Feurtado FTLP) 1 

Downsville-Bethel-Mt. Nebo Stephen R. Williamson 5 

Doyline-Sibley Kibbie E. Hatfield 5 

Dubach Merlin W. MerrUl R 8 

Eros-Antioch (T. Lynn Malone, Jr. SLP) 1 

FarmervUle Larry D. O'Dell 2 

Gibsland-Oak Grove (R. Michael Townsend FTLP) 1 

Harmony Chapel-Arizona (L. Alton Peel, St. FTLP) 2 

Haynesville-Shongaloo Byrd L. Terry 3 

Heflin-Brushwood (Judith D. Bazer PTLP) 3 

Hodge-Dodson-New Hope Randall B. Scrivener 2 

Homer- Wesley Chapel Terry C. Willis 2 

Jonesboro (George A. McVay) 3 

lisbon (John R. Oldham R) 5 

Marion-Bird's Chapel (Bryant E. Gore FTLP) 3 

Mclntyre (WUliam J. Maxey PTLP) 4 

Minden: 

First Carl E. Rhoads, III 2 

Lakeview J. Thomas Logan 2 

Pilgrim Rest Quinton J. Gibson 1 

Pine Grove-Bethlehem (Joseph H. Windham PTLP) 7 

Quitman-Bienville (Leo L. Beck R) 3 

Ringgold-Castor Steven J. Porter 2 

Ruston: 

Faith-Wesley Chapel Walter L. Parr, Jr. 1 

Grace L^rry G. Miller 7 

Trinity Byrl J. Moreland 1 

Associate M. Roily Walker 13 

Simsboro-Salem (Uoyd E. Scott FTLP) 6 

Springhill-Sarepta Terral T. Lowe 3 

Whitehall-Colquitt-Evergreen (Joe E. Hunter PTLP) 4 

SHREVEPORT DISTRICT 

District Superintendent L. Ray Branton 4 

Benton Robert A. Weber 5 

Bradford Chapel (Lee C. Jennings R) 2 

Coushatta-Wesley Chapel Robert I. Galatas 4 

Cross Roads-Hall Summit William V. Sirman R 4 

Greenwood-Bethany Howard B. Childs 1 

Hosston-Gilliam Douglas E. Milliron PM 2 

Ida Robert E. Carter R 2 

Keatchie-Shiloh-McDonald (Jarrell R. Morgan FTLP) 4 

Logansport-Bethel (Loretta M. Lampkin FTLP) 1 

Longstreet T.B.S. 

Mansfield: 

First-Grand Cane Richard H. Humphries 2 



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Wesley-Shady Grove S. Charles Byrd OD 2 

Many-Bayou Scie Larry D. Norman 3 

Mooringsport-OQ City (Fred B. Moore, Jr.) 2 

New Ught T.B.S. 

Plain Dealing- Walker's Chapel Jack S. Winegeart 5 

Pleasant Hill-Mitchell-Pelican Roy E. Mouser R 4 

Pleasant Valley-Mt. Zion-Bonchest-Fairview (Oscar E. Player) 2 

Rodessa (Linda K. Shepherd PTLP) 2 

Vivian Burton F. Blair 2 

ZwoUe-Converse-Noble Richard O. Teeter 3 

Shreveport-Bossier City: 

Asbury Jerry G. Hilbun 3 

Barksdale Paul D. Davis 3 

Blanchard (Ellen B. Montegudo SLP) 3 

Bossier City, First R. Larry Stafford 1 

Associate (H. Austin Smith R) 4 

Associate William A. Moon, III PM 1 

Broadmoor W. Dwight Ramsey 3 

Associate David F. Fortuna 4 

Associate George F. Pearce, Jr. R 10 

Associate Benedict A. Galloway R 4 

Caddo Heights Rupert D. Coles R 1 

Cedar Grove-Belcher Mickey D. Stringfield 1 

Christ Ray R. Spiller 1 

Associate A. Trent Palmer, III PM 3 

eierbe Road (James A. VanHook, Jr. PTLP) 1 

Fairfield-Faith (Willie E. Jackson, Jr. FTLP) 3 

Fellowship Gregory R. Davis 2 

KeithvUle Clifford N. McCall OD 3 

Lakeview Douglas L. Cain 6 

Love Chapel-Haughton (John H. Lavo) 4 

Mangum Paul C. Carroll, Sr. 1 

Momingside E. Benjamin Fant 4 

Mt. Zion-Jewella-Rosa-James Ch-St. Matthew . . . (Oscar Tippin, Jr. FTLP) 1 

Noel T. Nichols Evans, Jr. 2 

Associate W. Scott Adams 3 

Associate Garland C. Dean, Jr. R 4 

North Highlands James R. McLelland 2 

St. James-Round Grove Arnold V. Brown 4 

St. Luke's A. Wayne Evans 2 

St. Paul-Johnson Chapel George L. Thomas 2 

Shreveport: 

First John E. Fellers 8 

Associate Robert L. Burgess 2 

Associate Steven R. Kelly 4 

Associate Wyatt D. Boddie R 9 

Associate William F. Mayo R 6 



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Summer Grove Steven D. Bearden 

Associate Robert B. Crichlow, Sr. R 

Associate (Terry Love SLP) 

Trinity (Carl D. Munyon PTLP) 



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SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS WITHIN CONNECTIONAL STRUCTURE 



Conference Staff 



Exec. Director of Administration/Treasurer Stone W. Caraway BR 

Exec. Director of La. Meth. Foundation Kenneth R. Reed BR 

Exec. Director of Council on Ministries Donald C. Cottrill BR 

Assoc. Director Council on Ministries Roger D. Lathan BR 

Director, Educational & Worship Min., COM Leslie N. Akin PM BR 

Director of CrossOnes Ministry, COM Elizabeth T. Irvine OD BR 

Directors of Parish Development 

Director NO Metro Ministries William L. Jones NO 

Director, Center for 

Pastoral Effectiveness John M. Winn, Jr. LC 



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3 

2 



Staff of General Agencies 

Area Secy, General Board of Global Ministries Julius Jefferson LC 4 

Missionaries 

United Theological College, Bangalore, India Carlos A. Welch AL 5 

Faculty an d Admini strators of United Methodist Theological Schools and Other Fducational 
Institutions 



Asst. Dean of the Chapel/Dir. Rel. Life, Duke Univ Debra K. Brazzel AC 

Assoc. Director, CSC Program, Centenary Wilson H. Brent S 

T. L. James Prof, of Rel ./Chap., Centenary College Robert Ed. Taylor S 

Asst. Dean for Admission & Comm. 

Life, Perkins, SMU Linn M. Caraway S 

Director, CSC Program, Centenary K. Dale Hensarling S 

Director, Washington Theological Consortium David G. Trickett NO 

President, Gammon Theological Seminary Alfred L Norris NO 

Prof, of Social Ethics, Candler School Theology Theodore R. Weber NO 

Instr. in Systematic Theol., Perkins School Theology . . Millicent C. Feske NO 
Pro^eaching Min., Iliff School Theology Clarence H. Snelling, Jr. NO 




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A ppointed Across Conference TJnes 



Associate Pastor, First, Dallas, GA, Heide Erin Davis BR 

Associate Pastor, St. Stephen, Amarillo, Tx Kurt F. Oheim R 

Emory University Campus Min., Atlanta, GA Herbert M. Scott S 

Campus Ministers 

Grambling State University Quinton J. Gibson R 

Louisiana Tech Wesley Foundation Andrew R. Hurst R 

McNeese University Wayne G. Taylor LC 

Northeast Louisiana University James E. Wilson M 

Northwestern Louisiana University J. Ryan Horton Jr. AL 

Southeastern Louisiana University M. Eugene Finnell NS 

Southern University McKinley Franklin BR 

TUCM-LSU Randall K. Nichols BR 

Tulane University John M. Higginbotham, Jr. NO 

University of Southwestern Louisiana R. Don Ross AC 

UNO-SUNO-Delgado Dale E. Branch NO 



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14 

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SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS TO EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

Armed Forces and Veterans A dministra tion Chaplaincy 

Coordinator Treatment Ctr, Outpatient Gen Psy Serv, 

Vet Admin Hosp, New Orleans Clarence G. Fuller NO 12 

U S Army Willie Lee Henry NO 18 

U S Navy Robert G. Rowland R 17 

U S Navy Louis Augustine, III AL 4 

U S Air Force John G. WhiUey BR 8 

Veterans Admin., Alexandria Thomas M. Babington, III AL 25 



Correctional Instituti ons Chaplaincy 



Dixon Correctional Institute Bertrand Griffm BR 



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Health C are Fields, Commun ity Service Organiza tions and Other Rela ted Ministries 



Assistant Administrator United Methodist 

Children's Home OK Douglas T. Williams, Jr. R 7 

Dir. of Development, MCH, Ruston August E. Aamodt R 6 

Chaplain/Dir. Christian Education, MCH Ruston William H. Willis R 3 

Past. Couns. Joseph Bolen Associates, Sprfld, IL Roy B. Nash NO 2 

Chaplain/Dir. Past. Care, Pendleton Mem. Meth. Hospital . . Paul G. Durbin NO 16 

Chaplain, East La. St. Hospital, Jackson Walter C. Worthy BR 21 



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Chaplain/Past. Counselor, Ecumenical Center for 

Religion & Health, San Antonio, TX Maria J. Kennedy NO 5 

Chaplain, Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital Judy E. Nelson NO 10 

Chaplain, SC Dept. Youth Services Howard D. Ellzey BR 19 

Chaplain, Lady of the Lake Hosp., BR Martha W. Pleasant PM BR 1 

Chaplain/Director of Development, Methodist 

Home of New Orleans Kathy Clark-Dickens NO 1 

Director Peoples Community Center (Guy E. West Jr. FTLP) NO 5 

Dir., Istrouma Metrop. Meth. Miss. Ctr Stephen C. Fleming BR 2 

Admin., Foss Home, Seattle, Washington Jay P. Irby S 2 

Director of Outreach Services, MCH, Ruston Robert E. Townsend R 3 

Samaritan Counseling Ctr., Shreveport Charles B. Roper S 4 

Scope Ministries, Opelika, AL John Howard Sewell BR 5 

Therapist, River Region Hospital Richard D. Gillespie, Jr. AC 1 

Wesley Com. Ctr. Atlanta, GA-GBGM WUliam Craig Taylor NO 9 

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS BEYOND THE MINISTRY USUALLY 
EXTENDED THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH 

Asst. Dean of Students, U. of Wise William Douglas McLean R 7 

Exec. Dir. Creative Min. Assoc, Durham, NC Cathy S. Carlson M 16 

SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO OTHER VALID MINISTRIES 

Evergreen Ministries R. Stephen Casey S 2 

A ppointed to Attend School 

Perkins School of Theology Karen E. Albano PM 1X2 1 

St. Paul School of Theology Brian R. Barron PM R 1 

Duke Divinity School Lyndle R. Bullard PM BR 1 

Gammon Theological Seminary Macky R. Giles PM S 1 

St. Paul School of Theology Daniel P. Gleason PM S 2 

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Barry Hoekstra PM S 1 

Perkins School of Theology Deborah Drash NS 2 

Perkins School of Theology Barry E. Hughes PM S 1 

Gammon Theological Seminary Marcell A. Johnson PM AC 1 

Perkins School of Theology Wybra J. Price, II PM AC 1 

Asbury Theological Seminary Terilyim Russ PM AC 1 

Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C., C.P.E S. Kemper Smith LC 1 

University of Texas, Arlington M. Theresa McConnell AL 1 

Disability Tf^ave 

Disability I^ave Raymond Del^ughter S 9 

Disability I^ave (Daniel M. Grove, Jr) S 6 

Disability I^eave Sidney Earl Irving AL 11 

Disability Leave D. Dale Lyons BR 9 



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Disability Leave (S Alvin Mayo FTLP) R 4 

Disability Leave Daniel W. Tohline R 6 

T^ave of Absence 

Leave of Absence Richard L. Behling AC 4 

Leave of Absence C. David Billings, Jr. NO 3 

Leave of Absence L. Chris Curry BR 1 

Leave of Absence Douglas L. Davis AL 3 

Leave of Absence Juliet P. Deschner PM AC 1 

Leave of Absence Miles T. HoUaday PM S 5 

Leave of Absense Jayne Trammell-Kelly S 2 

Leave of Absence Reginald A. Monson LC 1 

Leave of Absence Robert K. Martin PM AL 2 

Ijeave of Absence Kathy H. Schaffhauser BR 3 

Diaconal Ministers 

Minister of Christian Ed., St. loike's Shreveport Charlotte Brent S 

Director of Music, Trinity, Ruston Roger Michael Cloud R 

Director of Christian Ed., MunhoUand Lylln Guth Craig NO 

Director of Christian Ed., I^ke Vista Barbara C. Einsel NO 

Director, Child Development & Membership Cult 

University, B.R Linda Fox BR 

Director Conf. Rel/Div of Diac Min, Nashville Joaquin Garcia M 

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Oakdale Norma Garlington LC 

Director of Christian Ed., Natchitoches, First Patricia Haulk Hogan AL 

Director of Music, Bossier City, First Sidney Montegudo S 

Director of Christian Ed., Shreveport, First Doris Sheppard S 

Social Worker, MCH, Ruston Michelle Townsend R 

Transferred In 

Ellen R. Alston PM 6-6-91 Little Rock Conf. 

Joseph M. Donakey PM . . 6-1-91 Missouri East Conf. 

Quinton J. Gibson 6-6-91 Central Texas Conf. 

Richard Stiltner PM 6-10-91 Little Rock Conf. 



Transferred Out 

George R. Holcombe .... 6-1-90 North Texas Conf. 

Robert J. Wagener 7-1-90 Cal.-Nev. Conf. 

Louis Augustine, III 8-1-91 Cent. Texas Conf. 

Gregory L. Bushway PM 6-20-91 S. Georgia Conf. 



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THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Shreveport, Louisiana, 
on the 5th day of June, 1991, 1 consecrated under the election 
of the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central Jurisdiction 
of The United Methodist Church 

AS DIAGONAL MINISTERS IN 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

Charlotte Treadway Brent 
Linda Claire Fox 



Bishop 



William B. Oden 

The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 




Linda Claire Fox and Charlotte Treadway Brent 



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THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, at Shreveport, Louisiana, 
on the 5th day of June, 1991, 1 ordained under the election of 
the Louisiana Annual Conference, South Central Jurisdiction 
of The United Methodist Church 

AS DEACONS IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 



Karen Elisa Albano 
Brian Richard Barron 
Lyndle Ray Bullard 
Martin Wesley Corie 
Macky Ray Giles 
Barry Hoekstra 



Barry Earl Hughes 
Marcell Anthony Johnson 
Darlene Anita Moore James 
Martha Kirk Wofford Pleasant 
Wybra Joseph Price, 11 
Terilynn Russ 
Timothy Michael Smith 



At the same time and place, assisted by several elders, 
I ordained under the election of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, South Central Jurisdiction of The United 
Methodist Church 

AS ELDERS OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 



Mary Sloan Baugh 
Kenneth Mach Graham, Jr. 
Maria Jeanine Kennedy 
Isiah Matthew Lee, Jr. 



\j:)BJiQL^ 



Larry Martin, Sr. 
Michael Stuart Sherman 
Richard Owens Teeter 
Jon Eric Tellifero 
Gary Don Willis 



Bishop 



William B. Oden 

The Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church 



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1991 ORDINANDS 




DEACONS 

Front row left to right: Darlene Anita Moore James, Martha Kirk Wofford 
Pleasant, Lyndle Ray Bullard, Terilynn Russ and Karen Elisa Albano. Back 
row left to right: Macky Ray Giles, Wybra Joseph Price II, Martin Wesley 
Corie, Timothy Michael Smith, Barry Earl Hughes, Barry Hoekstra, Brian 
Richard Barron and Marcell Anthony Johnson. 



UtmdJuM itin liiFM^m* 




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m wmaam^mmMt 




1 i 





ELDERS 



Front row left to right: Larry Martin, Sr., Mary Sloan Baugh, Maria 
Jeanine Kennedy and Isiah Matthew Lee, Jr. Back row left to right: Jon 
Eric Tellifero, Kenneth Mach Graham, Jr., Gary Don Willis, Richard 
Owens Teeter, and Michael Stuart Sherman. 



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IX. Pastoral Records 



These records have been compiled by the Conference Board of Pensions, and they have made 
every effort to make them as accurate as possible. Explanation of Abbreviations: RM = Retired 
Member; RAM = Retired Associate Member; RLP = Retired Local Pastor; LOA = Leave of 
Absence; DisL = Disability Leave; Eff = Effective Member; PM = Probationary Member; 
AM = Associate Member; and FTLP = Full Time Local Pastor. 



Name 



Rel. 



Conf. 



Pro. EC Deac. Eld. Tlrans. Ret. 



Aamodt, August E Eff 

Adams, James L RM 

Adams, Walter Scott Eff 

Addison, Robert J FTLP 

Ailor, James W. RM 

Akin, Frank Brunson PM 

Akin, Leslie Nichols PM 

Albano, Karen PM 

Alston, Ellen R PM 

Alverson, Don W. RM 

Anders, George FTLP 

Andrews, Christopher Eff 

August, Terrance S Eff 

August, Wilbert C RM 

Augustine, Louis Jr. AM 

Avant, Nathan T. RAM 

Averette, Clyde W. Eff 

Avery, Donald R Eff 

Babin, Harold B FTLP 

Babington, Thomas M Eff 

Bailes, Homer V. RAM 

Baker, Arthur M Eff 

Baker, Hugh L. Jr. Eff 

Bakewell, Alfred Eff 

Bares, Weldon Eff 

Baringer, John F. RM 

Barksdale, Edwin J RM 

Barrhartung, Alice Fay Eff . 

Barrie, Donald AM 

Barron, Brian R PM 

Baugh, Mary Sloan Eff. 

Bearden, Steven D Eff 

Beck, Leo L RAM 

Beeler, Thomas C FTLP 

Behling, Richard L LOA 

Beird, Sherman L RM 

Bell, Burnell FTLP 

Bell, Clark W. RM 

Benge, Mark B Eff 

Bengtson, Robert W. Eff 

Bergeron, Tommy R Eff 

Berry, Edward L RAM 

Bevill, Lillard R Eff 

Billings, C. David LOA 



NW. Tk.... 


. . . 1952 


1959 


1952 


1959 


1979 




Tenn 


. . . 1955 


1959 


1955 


1959 


1958 


1989 


La 


. . . 1987 


1989 


1987 


1989 






La 














La 


. . . 1941 


1943 


1942 


1943 


1968 


1980 


La 


. . . 1990 




1990 








La 


. . . 1990 




1990 








La 


. . . 1991 




1991 








L. Rock . . . 


. . . 1988 




1988 




1991 




La 


. . . 1949 


1951 


1948 


1950 




1987 


La 












1988 


La 


. . . 1970 


1974 


1970 


1974 






La 


. . . 1975 


1978 


1975 


1978 






La 


. . . 1948 


1951 


1951 


1954 




1985 


La 






1970 






1991 


La 






1986 






1987 


La 




1970 




1951 


1969 




SN Eng. . . . 


. . 1969 


1972 


1969 


1972 


1971 




La 






1971 








La 


. . . 1958 


1961 


1958 


1961 






La 






1971 






1990 


La 


. .. 1951 


1955 


1953 


1955 




1989 


La 


. . . 1949 


1952 


1951 


1952 






La 


. . . 1985 


1988 


1985 


1988 






La 


. . . 1978 


1981 


1978 


1981 






La 


. . . 1961 


1964 


1961 


1964 




1976 


Miss 


. . . 1942 


1946 


1942 


1942 


1946 


1986 


La 


. . . 1988 


1990 


1986 


1990 




1991 


La 






1970 








La 


. . . 1991 




1991 








La 


. . . 1983 


1991 


1983 


1991 






La 


. . 1979 


1982 


1979 


1982 






L. Rock . . . 






1965 


1967 


1969 


1984 


La 


. . 1977 


1982 


1977 


1982 






Detroit 


. . 1952 


1960 


1952 


1960 


1975 


1990 


La 








1972 






Memphis . . 


. . 1942 


1945 


1945 


1947 


1946 


1971 


La 


. . 1980 


1984 


1980 


1984 






La 


. . 1950 


1952 


1952 


1953 






La 


. . 1961 


1963 


1961 


1963 






U 






1942 


1944 




1981 


La 


. . 1961 


1963 


1961 


1963 






U 


. . 1979 


1986 


1979 


1986 







J 



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Name Rel. 

Blackwood, Wallace P. Eff 

Blair, Burton F. Eff 

Blakely, William C Eff 

Blakeman, H. Warren Eff 

Blount, Henry C. Jr. Eff 

Boddie, WD RM 

Boggs, Leon A Eff 

Bowdon, J. Henry Jr. Eff 

Bowling, Bobby J AM 

Bowman, Kenneth Eff 

Boyd, T. Edward Eff 

Braden, John M Eff 

Branch, Dale E Eff 

Branton, L. Ray Eff 

Bray, Carl K Eff 

Brazzel, Debra Eff 

Brent, Wilson H Eff 

Brown, Arnold V. Eff 

Brown, Joe Jr. FTLP 

Bullard, Lyndle R PM 

Bullock, Scott PM 

Burgess, Robert L Eff 

Burlew, George J RAM 

Cady, M.C Eff 

Cain, A. Jerome RM 

Cain, Douglas L Eff 

Calvin, George W.C Eff 

Calvin, Richard W. RM 

Campbell, Alonzo J Eff 

Campbell, Fred W. RAM 

Campbell, Randall E Eff 

Cansler, H.P. RLP 

Caraway, James J Eff 

Caraway, Steven W. Eff 

Caraway, Stone W Eff 

Carithers, Rose P. RLP 

Carlson, Cathy S Eff 

Carroll, Kenneth M Eff 

Carroll, Paul C. Sr. Eff 

Carruth, Angus L RM 

Carter, Eddie RAM 

Carter, Paul W. Eff 

Carter, Robert C RM 

Carter, Robert E RM 

Carter, Stephen P. PM 

Casey, John H RM 

Casey, Robert Stephen LOA 

Chambers, Curtis RM 

Childs, Howard B RM 

Christie, James E Eff 

Christopher, O.W. RM 

Church, Percell Jr. PM 

Church, Percell Sr. AM 



Conf. Pro. EC Deac. Eld. Ifans. Ret. 

N. Miss 1956 1958 1958 1961 1961 

Miss 1968 1970 1968 1970 1974 

La 1956 1959 1957 1959 

La 1956 1959 1958 1959 

Miss 1953 1955 1953 1955 1953 

La 1941 1943 1942 1943 1983 

La 1981 1985 1981 1985 

La 1950 1954 1950 1954 

N Mex 1987 1987 

La 1985 1988 1985 1988 

La 1979 1981 1973 1981 

Iowa 1964 1966 1964 1966 1977 

La 1986 1990 1986 1990 

La 1955 1959 1955 1959 

S. Ind 1979 1980 1980 1986 1984 

La 1985 1989 1985 1989 

Miss 1986 

La 1988 1990 1988 1990 

1974 

La 1991 1991 

La 1988 1988 

La 1970 1973 1970 1973 

La 1952 1954 1973 

La 1952 1955 1953 1955 

La 1934 1936 1936 1938 1980 

La 1974 1977 1974 1977 

La 1963 1965 1963 1965 

La 1933 1935 1933 1935 1972 

La 1973 1976 1973 1976 

La 1957 1959 1976 

La 1984 1978 1979 

La 1963 1976 

La 1949 1951 1950 1951 1991 

La 1972 1975 1972 1975 

La 1955 1958 1955 1958 

La 1945 1955 1968 

La 1976 1979 1976 1979 

La 1973 1978 1973 1978 

La 1959 1961 1960 1961 

La 1949 1952 1952 1953 1990 

1979 

Va 1965 1967 1959 1961 1966 

S. Ga 1938 1941 1941 1942 1949 1979 

La 1958 1960 1954 1956 1984 

La 1981 1981 

La 1964 1971 1964 1971 1984 

N. Miss 1985 

Ohio E 1986 1990 

L. Rock 1954 1957 1956 1957 1980 

L. Rock 1945 1947 1947 1949 1949 1988 

La 1943 1945 1942 1945 1978 

La 1990 1990 

La 1988 



196 



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Name Rel. 

Clark, Clyde S RM 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy A Eff 

Coker, John C. Sr. Eff 

Coles, Rupert D RM 

Collins, Albert A RM 

Comer, James E Eff 

Conerly, Abe M RM 

Conner, Jeffery D PM 

Conner, Rebecca Drawdy PM 

Constable, James E Eff 

Cooke, Jack RM 

Cooke, R. Leonard RM 

Coppage, Louis M. Jr. Eff 

Corie, Finas P. RM 

Corie, Martin W. PM 

Corley, J. David Eff 

Corley, Marvin H RM 

Cotton-Winn, Carole Eff 

Cottrill, Donald C Eff 

Crammer, Heaton B RM 

Crichlow, Robert B. Sr RM 

Crofoot, Raymond M RM 

Crosby, Mark FTLP 

Crosby, Thomas O Eff 

Cunningham, Geo. B Eff 

Curry, L. Chris LOA 

Cyprian, Wesley R FTLP 

Daigle, Jay V. FTLP 

Dampier, S. Burl RM 

Daniels, Nathan Eff 

Dauphin, Bryan S PM 

Dauphin, Kathryn Eff 

Dauphin, Ronald D Eff 

Davidson, James S RAM 

Davis, Abraham E Eff 

Davis, Douglas L LOA 

Davis, Gregory R Eff 

Davis, Heide Erin Eff. 

Davis, Karen F. Eff 

Davis, Wilbur G.C. Sr. AM 

Dawson, Dana Jr. RM 

Dean, Garland C. Jr. RM 

Dear, Willis W. Eff 

Deen, Daniel R RM 

deGraffenreid, Douglas Jr. Eff 

Deich, Robert Lee Eff 

Delaughter, Raymond DisL 

Deschner, Juliet P. LOA 

DeWitt, David R Eff 

Dickens, Van Eff 

Dietzel, David B Eff 

Dilworth, J. Edwin Eff 

Dolph, Thomas Earl Eff 



Conf. Pro. F.C Deac. Eld. Tnns. Ret. 

Mo 1935 1937 1935 1937 1962 1980 

La 1977 1981 1977 1981 

La 1965 1967 1965 1967 

C. Tex 1952 1955 1952 1955 1954 1990 

La 1933 1935 1935 1937 1976 

N. Miss 1976 1978 1967 1978 1981 

La 1956 1958 1954 1956 1981 

La 1989 1989 

La 1990 1990 

La 1969 1971 1959 1964 

La 1941 1943 1942 1942 1984 

Rk. Riv. 1940 1942 1942 1942 1942 1978 

La 1954 1956 1954 1956 

La 1950 1951 1983 

La 1991 1991 

La 1959 1963 1961 1963 1989 

La 1939 1945 1945 1947 1971 

La 1970 1972 1970 1972 

Tenn 1969 1972 1969 1972 1971 

La 1940 1944 1944 1961 1981 

La 1942 1944 1941 1944 1984 

La 1961 1964 1952 1954 1990 

Miss 1951 1953 1951 1953 1956 1991 

La 1960 1962 1960 1962 

La 1987 1989 1987 1989 

1971 

La 1950 1952 1952 1954 1981 

La 1967 1969 1967 1969 

La 1988 1988 

La 1984 1986 1984 1986 

La 1980 1986 1980 1986 

La 1967 1986 

La 1958 1961 1959 1961 

La 1970 1973 1970 1973 

La 1987 1989 1987 1989 

La 1983 1988 1983 1988 

La 1986 1989 1986 1989 

La 1986 

La 1942 1944 1942 1944 1982 

La 1945 1949 1949 1950 1985 

La 1966 1970 1966 1970 

La 1964 1966 1952 1954 1974 

La 1984 1989 1984 

N.Ala 1986 1988 1986 1988 1986 

S.W. Ik 1962 1963 1962 1963 1975 

La 1989 1989 

La 1985 1990 1985 1990 

La 1978 1985 1978 1985 

La 1987 1989 1987 1989 

La 1966 1974 1966 1974 

La 1986 1990 1986 1990 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



197 



Name 



Rel. Conf. 



Pro. F.C Deac. Eld. IVans. Ret. 



Donakey, Joseph M PM 

Dorsey, Henry W. FTLP 

Douglas, Andrew J Eff 

Downs, John M Eff 

Draper, Melissa Eff 

Drash, Deborah Eff 

Duerson, George A Eff 

Duke, Barbara S Eff 

Duke, Calvin Jeffrey Eff 

Duke, Kenneth C, Sr. PM 

Dunbar, Thomas A Eff 

Durbin, Paul G Eff 

Durham, Floyd M RM 

Dykes, D.L. Jr RM 

Eaker, Robert C FTLP 

Easterling, Ronald J FTLP 

Edwards, Conrad P. Eff 

Edwards, Oakley E RM 

Einsel, Alan D Eff 

Elliott, Gary L FTLP 

EUzey, Howard D Eff 

Ennis, Ameal D RM 

Eubanks, Wm. I Eff 

Evans, A. Wayne Eff 

Evans, James O RM 

Evans, T. Nichols Jr. Eff 

Ezell, M. Douglas Eff 

Fairley, J. Vernon Eff 

Fant, Elmer Benjamin Eff 

Faurie, Gene M FTLP 

Felder, M. David RM 

Fellers, John E Eff 

Feske, Millicent C LOA 

Feurtado, Rhonda E FTLP 

Finnell, M. Eugene Eff 

Fisher, Kenneth M Eff 

Fleming, Stephen C Eff 

Floyd, Chas. L. Jr. Eff 

Fogle, Joseph E RM 

Foreman, Douglas R Eff 

Foreman, Glynn L FTLP 

Foreman, L. Andy Eff 

Forman, Brady B Eff 

Fortuna, David Eff 

Francis, Eddie AM 

Franklin, McKinley Eff 

Eraser, Fred M FTLP 

Frazier, Clyde C Eff 

Freeland, Ted D Eff 

Friedrich, Roland K Eff 

Fulkerson, Maurice D RM 

Fuller, Clarence G Eff 

Galatas, Robert I Eff 



Mo. E 1989 



1989 



1991 



1970 



La 


. . 1971 


1979 


1971 


1979 






La 


. . 1976 


1980 


1976 


1980 






La 


. . 1984 


1987 


1984 


1987 






La 


. . 1982 


1985 


1982 


1985 






NYE 


. . 1959 


1962 


1959 


1962 


1959 




La 


. . 1982 


1984 


1982 


1984 






La 


. . 1979 


1983 


1979 


1983 






N. Miss 


. . 1988 




1988 








La 


.. 1971 


1974 


1971 


1974 






La 


. . 1959 


1962 


1960 


1962 






N. Ik 


. . 1945 


1950 


1949 


1950 


1950 


1982 


La 


. . 1943 


1945 


1944 


1945 




1985 
1976 


La 


. . 1955 


1958 


1955 


1958 






La 


. . 1954 


1956 


1954 


1954 




1984 


Kan. W. . . . 


. . 1968 


1970 


1968 


1970 


1976 




La 


, , 




1982 








Miss 


. . 1953 


1956 


1953 


1956 


1956 




La 


. . 1976 


1980 


1961 


1980 




1980 


La 


. . 1957 


1962 


1957 


1962 






La 


. . 1973 


1980 


1973 


1980 






La 


. . 1956 


1958 


1956 


1958 




1988 


N. Ark. . . . 


. . 1970 


1973 


1970 


1973 


1990 




La 


. . 1987 


1990 




1987 






La 


. . 1959 


1962 


1961 


1962 






Fla 


. . 1957 


1961 


1957 


1961 


1984 




La 


. . 1942 


1944 


1944 


1946 




1979 


Ik 


. . 1961 


1963 


1961 


1963 


1985 




La 


. . 1979 


1981 


1979 


1981 






La 


, , 












La 


. . 1971 


1974 


1971 


1974 






La 


. .. 1971 


1974 


1971 


1974 






La 


. . . 1976 


1980 


1976 


1980 






La 


. . . 1971 


1974 


1971 


1974 






La 


. . . 1961 


1962 


1961 


1962 




1990 


La 


. . . 1976 


1980 


1976 


1980 






La 


. . . 1950 


1954 


1950 


1954 






La 


... 1951 


1953 


1952 


1953 






La 


. . . 1982 


1986 


1982 


1986 






La 


. • • 




1986 








N. Ill 


. . . 1966 


1967 


1964 


1967 


1985 




Fla 


. . . 1947 


1948 


1947 


1947 


1948 




Memphis . . 


. . . 












La 


... 1951 


1953 


1953 


1955 




1991 


La 


. . . 1936 


1938 


1938 


1940 




1978 


La 


. . . 1962 


1964 


1962 


1964 






La 


. . . 1953 


1957 


1954 


1957 







198 



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Name Rel. 

Galloway, Benedict A RM 

Garcia, Jose PM 

Gibson, Quinton J., Sr. Eff 

Gilbert, Lawrence RM 

Giles, Macky R PM 

Gillespie, Richard D. Jr. Eff 

Ginn, DeWitt M Eff 

Gleason, Daniel Patrick PM 

Gore, Bryant E FTLP 

Graham, James A Eff 

Graham, Kenneth M Eff 

Grant, Harold W. PM 

Grant, R. Roy RAM 

Green, Herbert E. Sr. FTLP 

Griffin, Bertrand Eff 

Grove, Daniel M. Jr. LOA 

Guyre, John Wesley AM 

Hall, Donald J Eff 

Hall, William T. Jr. RM 

Hamilton, J.D.V. Eff 

Hammett, Michael L PM 

Hammond, Ester L Eff 

Hankins, John G FTLP 

Harbuck, George W. RM 

Harper, Jolly B RM 

Harrington, H.A. Jr. Eff 

Harrington, Robert F. RM 

Harry, Richard H RM 

Hatfield, Kibbie E Eff 

Haynes, L.L. Jr. RM 

Head, Michael T. PM 

Hebert, Richard C Eff 

Henderson, Freddie Eff 

Henkel, C. Ed Eff 

Henry, Willie L Eff 

Hensarling, K. Dale Eff 

Herr, Cleveland B. Jr. Eff 

Higginbotham, J.M. Jr. Eff 

Hilbun, Jerry Eff 

Hillard, Clarence L Eff 

Hingle, Norwood III FTLP 

Hodges, A.S. Jr. Eff 

Hodges, James E RM 

Hoekstra, Barry PM 

Hoffpauir, C. Richard Eff 

Holladay, Miles T. LOA 

Holland, Albert FTLP 

Holley, Bonnie R RM 

Holt, Melvin Ray Eff 

Hood, Boyd RAM 

Hoover, Joe A Eff 

Horton, J. Ryan Jr. Eff 

House, Edwin H. Jr. Eff 



Conf. Pro. F.C Deac. Eld. Trans. Ret. 

La 1941 1943 1943 1945 1983 

La 1988 1988 

C. Tex 1985 1989 1985 1989 1991 

La 1952 1957 1953 1957 1975 

La 1991 1991 

Tenn 1972 1976 1972 1976 1983 

La 1969 1971 1969 1971 

La 1990 1990 

La 1968 1971 1971 1971 

La 1987 1991 1987 1991 

La 1985 1985 

La 1951 1953 1975 

La 1962 1964 1962 1964 

La 1981 1973 

La 1975 

La 1961 1963 1961 1963 1991 

La 1952 1953 1952 1954 1972 

La 1958 1961 1958 1961 

La 1987 1987 1987 

La 1977 1981 1977 1981 

La 

Tk 1939 1942 1941 1945 1945 1982 

La 1931 1933 1933 1935 1974 

La 1963 1967 1963 1967 

Tk 1937 1939 1937 1939 1947 1983 

La 1954 1956 1956 1958 1986 

La 1980 1982 1980 1982 

E. Ik 1940 1948 1940 1948 1960 1990 

La 1988 1988 

La 1970 1973 1970 1973 

La 1968 1970 1968 1970 

La 1952 1955 1953 1955 1989 

La 1970 1973 1970 1973 

N. Miss 1977 1982 1977 1982 1986 

La 1976 1977 1974 1977 1991 

La 1986 1990 1986 

Memphis 1974 1976 1972 1976 1982 

La 1977 1979 1968 1979 

La 1971 1975 1971 1975 

La 1960 1962 1960 1962 1978 

La 1991 1991 

La 1957 1961 1958 1961 

La 1985 1985 

La 1964 1967 1964 1967 1981 

M.Phil 1959 1961 1959 1961 1973 

La 1977 1977 1984 

Fla 1972 1975 1972 1975 1975 

U 1964 1967 1964 1967 

la 1958 1962 1960 1962 1991 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



199 



Name Rel. 

Howe, Thomas L. Jr. Eff 

Howington, Wayne FTLP 

Huber, James R Eff 

Huber, Sandra Sue PM 

Hudson, Howard Eff 

Hughes, Barry E PM 

Humphreys, Chas. B Eff 

Humphreys, James H Eff 

Humphries, Richard Eff 

Hurley, Albert S RM 

Irby, Jay P. LOA 

Irby, Kenneth W. Eff 

Irving, Sidney E DisL 

Jackson, Moses T. Sr. Eff 

Jackson, Willie FTLP 

Jacocks, Wm. M Eff 

Jefferson, Julius Eff 

Jennings, Lee C RAM 

Johns, John R Eff 

Johnson, Carl E FTLP 

Johnson, Marcell A PM 

Jones, Frank M Eff 

Jones, James W Eff 

Jones, Kenneth R Eff 

Jones, Lael S Eff 

Jones, Russell Eff 

Jones, William L. Sr. Eff 

Kelly, Steven R Eff 

Kennedy, Maria J Eff 

Kennedy, Rodney Eff 

Kim, Chung Back PM 

Kimble, Eldridge E RAM 

Koelemay, John B RM 

Krumnow, C.B RM 

Kuhn, Robert Laney FTLP 

Lafayette, Willie R RAM 

Lampkin, Loretta M FTLP 

Lancaster, Thomas M RM 

Langford, Charles R Eff 

Lapuyade, Calvin O Eff 

Lathan, Roger D Eff 

Lavo, John AM 

Lawson, Timothy E Eff 

Lawton, Bobby L Eff 

Lee, Chang Kyu Eff 

Lee, Isiah M. Jr. Eff 

Lee, John M Eff 

Logan, J. Thomas Eff 

Longfellow, Harold W. RAM 

Lowe, Terral T. Eff 

Lueg, Carl F Sr. RM 

Lynch, W.O. Jr Eff 

Lyons, Denver D DisL 



Conf. Pro. F.C Deac. Eld. TVans. Ret. 

S.W. Tk 1984 1981 1984 1982 

La 1987 1990 1987 1990 

La 1990 1990 

La 1954 1955 

La 1991 1991 

S. Ga 1961 1963 1961 1963 1963 

S. Ga 1961 1963 1961 1963 1963 

La 1984 1987 1984 1987 

NYE 1930 1932 1930 1932 1943 1974 

NM 1986 

La 1985 1987 1985 1987 

La 1972 1976 1972 1976 

La 1958 1961 1958 1961 

La 

La 1955 1958 1955 1958 

La 1981 1984 1981 1984 

La 1962 1964 1976 

La 1960 1963 1960 1963 

La 

La 1991 1991 

La 1962 1968 1962 1968 

La 1963 1965 1963 1965 

N. Ga 1987 

Miss 1946 1948 1948 1952 1950 

La 1971 1976 1971 1976 

La 1967 1969 1967 1969 

La 1984 1990 1984 1990 

La 1987 1991 1987 1991 

La 1986 1990 1986 

La 1988 1988 

La 1972 1987 

S.W. Tx 1940 1942 1942 1945 1942 1981 

Me 1934 1936 1936 1939 1981 

La 1959 1961 1985 

La 

La 1949 1951 1949 1951 1981 

La 1977 1980 1977 1980 

La 1959 1961 1959 1961 

La 1972 1975 1972 1975 

La 1986 

La 1974 1978 1974 1978 

La 1952 1955 1954 1955 

Wyo 1985 

La 1987 1991 1987 1991 

La 1966 1968 1961 1963 

La 1978 1980 1978 1980 

Va 1958 1960 1964 1987 

La 1956 1960 1959 1961 

La 1932 1934 1934 1936 1978 

Al.-W. Fl 1958 1961 1959 1961 1959 1991 

Miss 1965 1969 1965 1969 1974 



200 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Name 



Rel. Conf. 



Pro. F.C Deac Eld. IVans. Ret. 



MacKenzie, Tracy Lynne PM 

Maddin, J. Lawrence Eff 

Malone, L Elmer RM 

Marcel, Lionel J AM 

Marcussen, Helen Ploegsma . . . RM 

Martin, B. Joseph RM 

Martin, E.J Eff 

Martin, Larry Eff 

Martin, Mark R Eff 

Martin, Robert Keith LOA 

Matthews, J.W. Jr. RM 

Maxwell, G. Larry Sr. Eff 

Mayo, S. Alvin DisL 

Mayo, William F. RM 

McClain, Joe W. Eff 

McConnell, Theresa Eff 

McCutcheon, William H RM 

McDonald, Donald FTLP 

McDowell, Donald K Eff 

McElroy, Tklmadge E RM 

McGowen, Dorothy M Eff 

McGuire, Douglas L RM 

McKeithen, J. Pierce RM 

McLaurin, Michael D Eff 

McLean, William Douglas Eff 

McLelland, James R Eff 

McLemore, Cage M Eff 

McLemore, Nell M FTLP 

McVay, George A AM 

Mead, Fred A RM 

Means, Jerry A RM 

Meek, Richard R Eff 

Merrill, MerUn W RM 

Miller, Daniel H PM 

Miller, Larry G Eff 

Miller, Robert R RM 

Miller, William J Eff 

Milliron, Douglas E PM 

Milo, Howard L Eff 

Milton, Wm. Spiller Eff 

Mims, Cecil C RAM 

Mitchell, David FTLP 

Mitchell, James Eff 

Mitchell, Marva L FTLP 

Monson, Reginald A LOA 

Montegudo, Ellen B FTLP 

Moon, William A. Ill PM 

Moore, Fred AM 

Moore, William C RLP 

Moore-James, Darlene PM 

Moreland, Byrl J Eff 

Morgan, Donald R Eff 

Morgan, Eddie E Eff 



La 


. . . 1989 




1989 








S.W. Tk. ... 


. . . 1966 


1971 


1966 


1971 


1974 




La 


. . . 1969 


1971 


1967 


1971 




1984 


La 


• • • 




1971 








La 


. . . 1978 


1982 


1978 


1982 




1988 


N. Ind 


. . . 1935 


1937 


1937 


1939 


1965 


1978 


Tk 


. . . 1973 


1978 


1973 


1978 


1975 




La 


. . . 1988 


1991 


1988 


1991 






La 


. . . 1977 


1979 


1977 


1979 






La 


. . . 1986 




1986 








Tenn 


. . . 1938 


1940 


1940 


1941 


1941 


1978 


L. Rock . . . 


. . . 1966 


1968 


1966 


1968 


1970 




La 


. . . 1969 




1965 








La 


. . . 1945 


1947 


1945 


1947 




1986 


L. Rock . . . 


. . . 1961 


1963 


1961 


1963 


1967 




La 


. . . 1976 


1981 


1976 


1981 






Fla 


. . . 1965 


1968 


1965 


1967 




1990 


La 


• • • 












La 


. . . 1972 


1975 


1972 


1975 






La 


. . . 1930 


1932 


1930 


1932 




1977 


La 


. . . 1975 


1976 


1973 


1976 






Maine 


... 1944 


1947 


1944 


1944 


1944 


1985 


MP 


. . . 1936 


1938 




1938 




1976 


La 


. . . 1975 


1977 


1975 


1977 






N.Tk 


• • 1* 








1985 




N. Tic 


. . . 1972 


1974 


1972 


1974 


1973 




La 


. . . 1984 


1989 


1984 


1989 


1973 




L. Rock . . . 






1960 


1965 






L. Rock . . . 


. . . 1953 


1955 


1953 


1957 


1953 


1979 


NC 


. . . 1956 


1960 


1956 


1960 


1956 


1984 


La 


. . . 1958 


1962 


1958 


1962 






N. Ik 


. . . 1943 


1945 


1943 


1945 


1947 


1984 


La 


. . . 1988 




1988 








La 


. . . 1977 


1981 


1977 


1981 






N.Tk 


. . . 1948 


1950 


1948 


1950 


1949 


1985 


La 


. . . 1977 


1979 


1963 


1979 






La 


... 1990 




1980 


1982 






La 


. . . 1963 


1965 


1963 


1967 






L. Rock . . . 


. . . 1962 


1967 


1962 


1967 


1967 




La 


• • • 




1957 


1959 




1984 


La 


• ■ • 












La 


. . . 1982 


1986 


1982 


1986 







S. Ind. 



La. 



1966 1968 1990 



La. 
U. 
La. 



1989 




1989 




1983 






1983 


1991 




1991 




1951 


1953 


1953 


1954 


1977 


1981 


1977 


1981 


1959 


1961 


1959 


1961 



1983 



1977 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



201 



Name Rel. 

Morgan, J. Penn Eff 

Morgan, Jarrell R FTLP 

Morris, Virgil D RM 

Mouser, Roy E RM 

Murray, Robert S RAM 

Nash, Roy B Eff 

Nelson, Judy E Eff 

Nichols, Randall K Eff 

Nolan, William E Eff 

Norman, Larry Donald Eff 

Norris, Alfred L Eff 

Norris, Leshe P. Eff 

O'Dell, M. Jack Eff 

O'Dell, Larry D Eff 

Oheim, Kurt Frederick Eff 

Oldham, John R RM 

Olmsted, Lewis L Eff 

Padgham, Juhet Ann PM 

Paine, Marshall C RLP 

Palmer, Trent III PM 

Parks, Wm. E Eff 

Parr, Walter Eff 

Patton, Isaac A RM 

Pearce, George F. Jr. RM 

Peel, L. Alton Sr. FTLP 

Peeples, William D Eff 

Perry, Nathaniel P. RM 

Peterson, Robert W AM 

Petty, Benjamin A Eff 

Peyton, Owen L., Sr. FTLP 

Peyton, Robert L RM 

Phelps, Jack D Eff 

Pickens, Edward O Eff 

Pickett, Henry E. Sr. Eff 

Player, Oscar E PM 

Pleasant, Martha W. PM 

Pollar, Alfred Eff 

Poole, Franklin P. Eff 

Poole, James M Eff 

Porter, Steven Eff 

Poss, Asa R AM 

Potter, Robert L Eff 

Price, Wybra J., II PM 

Pyles, Jimmie D Eff 

Quaid, Cleburne W RM 

Ramsey, W. Dwight Eff 

Raymond, Fulton A AM 

Reagan, Wesley C Eff 

Reed, Kenneth R Eff 

Reeves, Samuel Dwain PM 

Rhoads, Carl E. Ill Eff 

Richardson, C. Gerald Eff 

Richardson, Linn C Eff 



Conf. Pro. F.C Deac. Eld. TVans. Ret. 

La 1969 1971 1969 1972 

La 

L.Rock 1928 1931 1931 1933 1931 1973 

N. Ik 1946 1948 1946 1948 1948 1987 

La 1958 1960 1978 

Ohio W. 1963 1966 1963 1966 1965 

La 1983 1990 1983 1990 

La 1974 1977 1974 1977 

La 1954 1958 1955 1958 

N. Miss 1975 1978 1975 1978 1983 

La 1961 1963 1961 1963 

La 1962 1964 1962 1964 

La 1979 1982 1979 1982 

La 1975 1979 1975 1979 

La 1986 1989 1986 1989 

La 1972 1986 

La 1978 1981 1978 1981 

La 1989 1989 

La 1960 1964 1985 

La 1988 1988 

La 1976 1979 1971 1979 

S.W. Ik 1968 1972 1969 1972 1985 

La 1951 1953 1952 1953 1982 

La 1939 1941 1941 1942 1982 

La 

La 1964 1967 1964 1967 

W. Pa 1940 1942 1940 1942 1964 1979 

N. Mex 1970 1977 

N. England . . . 1943 1944 1945 1947 1991 

La 

Miss 1943 1945 1943 1945 1953 1983 

La 1963 1988 1963 1988 

La 1961 1963 1961 1963 1989 

La 1965 1967 1965 1967 1989 

La 1987 1987 

La 1991 1991 

Ga 1953 1955 1952 1955 1969 

La 1958 1963 1958 1963 

La 1951 1954 1952 1954 

La 1984 1987 1984 1987 

L. Rock 1964 1966 1974 

La 1954 1958 1954 1958 

La 1991 1991 

La 1969 1971 1969 1971 

W Okla 1941 1943 1941 1942 1942 1979 

S.W. Tk 1971 1972 1971 1972 1974 

La 1990 

La 1987 1989 1987 1989 

C. Ik 1952 1955 1953 1955 1972 

La 1985 1986 

Memphis 1966 1968 1966 1968 1976 

La 1978 1982 1978 1982 

U 1979 1983 1979 1983 



202 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Name 



Rel. Conf. 



Pro. EC Deac. Eld. IVans. Ret. 



Ricke, Michael Elliott PM 

Risinger, Donald M RM 

Robertson, Larry D Eff 

Robertson, Minns S RM 

Robinson, Ira M Eff 

Robinson, Joe H RM 

Roper, Charles PM 

Ross, Robert D Eff 

Rountree, Joe L AM 

Rouse, B. Timothy FTLP 

Rowell, William A. Jr. Eff 

Rowland, Robert G Eff 

Russ, Terilynn PM 

Sanfiel, Marta Eff 

Sayes, John RAM 

Scarf, John E Eff 

Scaffhauser, Kathy H LOA 

Schaub, James Eff 

Schwendimann, Fred W. RM 

Scott, Herbert M Eff 

Scott-Welch, J.R Eff 

Scott, Lloyd E FTLP 

Scrivener, Randall B Eff 

Sewell, John H RM 

Sewell, John H. Jr. Eff 

Shaw, William B RM 

Sheehan, David J FTLP 

Sherman, George H. Jr. Eff 

Sherman, Michael Stuart Eff 

Shirley, Fred O Eff 

Sibley, Lonnie M RM 

Simmons, Charles B Eff 

Simmons, W Odell Eff 

Simon, Dan C RAM 

Singletary, Paul C. Sr. AM 

Sirman, William V. RM 

Skinner, James C Eff 

Sloane, Bentley R RM. 

Smith, Gordon L. Sr. AM 

Smith, Herbert Austin RAM 

Smith, James A RAM 

Smith, S. Kemper Eff 

Smith, Timothy M PM 

Snelling, Clarence H. Jr. Eff 

Solomon, Joe D AM 

Spiller, Ray R Eff 

Spitzkeit, James W. Eff 

Spurlock, Steven M Eff 

Squyres, Rex RM 

Stafford, R. Larry Eff 

Standley, Theo S Eff 

Stegall, William G RAM 

Stiltner, Richard T. PM 



La. .. 
C. Ik. 
La. .. 
La. .. 
La. .. 



1986 

1935 

1959 

1936 

1956 

L. Rock 1942 

La 1983 

La 1976 

La 

La 1967 

La 1972 

La 1991 

La 1984 

La 

La 1972 

La 1978 

La 1983 

L. Rock 1939 

Miss 1964 

La 1974 

La 1985 

La 1941 

La 1974 

MP 1939 

La 

La 1962 

La 1986 

N. Ga 1951 

L. Rock 1957 

La 1972 

La 1963 

La 

La 

La 1949 

C. Tx 1952 

La 1933 

La 1987 

La 

La 

La 1984 

La 1991 

La 1947 

La 

La 1964 

La 1946 

La 1977 

MP 1935 

La 1970 

N. Miss 1973 

La 

L. Rock 1991 



1986 

1937 1937 1939 1939 1975 
1961 1959 1961 

1938 1938 1940 1983 
1958 1956 1958 

1944 1944 1946 1953 1975 

1986 1983 

1977 1976 1979 
1973 

1972 1967 1972 

1975 1972 1975 

1991 

1986 1960 1986 

1957 1959 1982 

1974 1974 

1981 1978 1981 

1984 1967 

1941 1941 1943 1979 

1966 1964 1966 1979 

1980 1974 1980 



1988 1985 1988 

1943 1942 1942 

1977 1974 1977 

1945 1945 1947 



1966 
1991 
1953 
1959 
1976 
1965 



1952 
1954 
1935 



1989 

1949 

1968 
1948 
1980 
1938 
1975 
1975 



1962 
1986 
1953 
1957 
1972 
1963 
1986 
1974 
1951 
1952 
1935 
1987 
1978 
1945 

1991 
1948 
1977 
1964 
1946 
1973 

1970 
1973 
1954 
1991 



1966 
1991 
1954 
1959 
1976 
1965 



1952 
1954 
1937 



1959 
1989 

1949 

1968 
1948 
1980 
1938 
1975 
1975 
1956 



1979 
1980 



1954 1988 
1961 1988 



1990 
1979 



1954 



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1987 
1974 



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1991 



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Name Rel. 

Stokes, Carolyn Ann Eff 

Stokes, William M. Jr. RM 

Stout, Ned L RM 

Stovall, James L RM 

Stringfield, Mickey D Eff 

Strong, Charles P. AM 

Tate, Darryl A FTLP 

Taylor, A. Garfield RM 

Ikylor, J. Roddy Eff 

Tkylor, Robert E Eff 

Tkylor, Robert S RM 

Taylor, Wayne G Eff 

Taylor, William Craig Eff 

Teeter, Richard Owens Eff 

Tellifero, Jon Eric Eff 

Terry, Byrd L Eff 

Thomas, Edward L FTLP 

Thomas, Edward R RM 

Thomas, George L Eff 

Tippin, Oscar FTLP 

Tohline, Daniel W. DisL 

Tooke, Karl B RM 

Townsend, Robert E Eff 

Townsend, Robert M FTLP 

Trammell-Kelly, Jayne LOA 

Transpers, Roger J RM 

Trickett, David G Eff 

Trickett, J. Albert RM 

TUrnage, Melvin J Eff 

Van Hoosen, Jerry LOA 

Van Horn, Gary L Eff 

Vining, John L Eff 

Vining, Kirby A Eff 

Volentine, Carolyn P. Eff 

Wade, Gilbert H. Jr. Eff 

Wade, Leland DeWitt Eff 

Walker, M. Roily Eff 

Walker, Samuel W. Sr. RM 

Walmsley, Robert A FTLP 

Walters, Jennie L AM 

Walton, Richard E RM 

Warren, Hulen C. Jr. Eff 

Warren, B. Ramon Eff 

Watson, Grayson B Eff 

Webb, Donald A Eff 

Weber, Robert Alan Eff 

Weber, Theodore R Eff 

Welch, Carlos A Eff 

Wesley, Marshall RM 

West, Guy E FTLP 

Whitley, John G Eff 

Wideman, Fred B Eff 

Wiley, Michael A FTLP 



Copf. Pro. F.C Deac. Eld. IVans. Ret. 

La 1986 1990 1986 1990 

Miss 1949 1951 1950 1951 1957 1988 

La 1943 1945 1944 1945 1983 

La 1943 1946 1944 1944 1986 

La 1971 1973 1971 1973 

La 1973 

La 1940 1943 1943 1944 1980 

La 1971 1975 1971 1975 

La 1952 1955 1953 1955 

La 1931 1934 1934 1935 1973 

NC 1977 1984 1978 1984 1982 

La 1977 1985 1977 1985 

La 1986 1991 1986 1991 

La 1989 1991 1989 1991 

La 1959 1961 1961 1962 

La 

NES 1945 1947 1946 1947 1948 1982 

La 1960 1971 1960 1971 

La 

La 1951 1960 1952 1960 

La 1937 1939 1939 1941 1972 

La 1969 1972 1969 1972 

La 

La 1984 1988 1984 1988 

Miss 1951 1953 1948 1953 1952 1985 

La 1972 1981 1972 1981 

La 1972 1975 1971 1975 1985 

La 1984 1988 1984 

La 1981 1981 

La 1969 1971 1969 1971 

S. Ga 1972 1975 1972 1985 1979 

La 1953 1955 1954 1956 

La 1979 1983 1979 1983 

La 1962 1964 1962 1964 

N.W. Ind 1964 1968 1964 1968 1968 

La 1977 1980 1977 1980 

La 1949 1951 1951 1953 1984 

La 

1990 

ME 1934 1937 1937 1939 1976 

La 1975 1979 1975 1979 

La 1981 1985 

La 1962 1964 1962 1964 

W.Ohio 1961 1963 1961 1963 1977 1991 

La 1986 1989 1986 1989 

La 1947 1950 1949 1950 

Delhi, India .. 1952 1953 1952 1953 1986 

La 1958 1960 1986 

La 

La 1980 1983 1980 1983 

La 1976 1980 1976 1980 

La 



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Name Rel. 

Wilkes, J. Monroe RAM 

Williams, Douglas T. Jr. Eff 

Williams, JW. RM 

Williams, John N Eff 

Williams, Marie P. Eff 

Williams, Robert LOA 

Williamson, Harvey G RM 

Williamson, Stephen R Eff 

Willis, Gary D Eff 

Willis, Ricky L Eff 

Willis, Terry C Eff 

Willis, Wm. H Eff 

Willson, William G RM 

Wilson, James E Eff 

Wilson, James W. RM 

Wilson, L. Gray RM 

Wilson, Thomas A AM 

Wimberly, Lorris M Eff 

Winegeart, Jack S Eff 

Wineinger, Donald E RM 

Winn, Carol Susan Eff 

Winn, John M. Jr. Eff 

Wood, Karl D Eff 

Woodland, J. Philip Jr. Eff 

Woodward, James R Eff 

Worthy, Walter C Eff 

Wright, Cliff C. Jr. Eff 

Wright, Helena W PM 

Zehr, John E FTLP 

Zerger, Mel Eff 

Zordan, Leon L. Jr. FTLP 



Conf. Pro. EC Deac. Eld. Ti^ns. Ret. 

La 1971 1986 

La 1970 1975 1970 1975 

Detroit 1963 1965 1963 1965 1978 1987 

La 1972 1976 1972 1976 

Fla 1972 1976 1972 1976 1973 

La 1964 1966 1964 1966 

C.Tk 1945 1947 1946 1947 1950 1990 

La 1979 1981 1979 1981 

La 1988 1991 1988 1991 

La 1987 1990 1987 1990 

La 1971 1975 1969 1975 

La 1980 1983 1980 1983 

R. Mt 1955 1958 1958 1958 1986 

Ky. 1961 1964 1961 1964 1969 

La 1951 1953 1940 1945 1980 

L. Rock 1950 1953 1953 1976 

La 1968 

La 1969 1972 1969 1972 

N. Ark 1952 1954 1952 1954 1954 

La 1941 1941 1941 1942 1979 

La 1976 1979 1976 1979 

La 1953 1955 1953 1955 

S. Ind 1955 1957 1955 1957 1985 

La 1951 1955 1952 1955 

Tx 1949 1951 1949 1951 1981 

La 1960 1963 1960 

Memphis 1982 1982 1985 1985 

La 1989 1989 

La 1988 1988 

Neb 1963 1968 1966 1968 1985 1989 

La 



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PERSONS IN SPECIAL APPPOINTMENTS 
Salary and Other Compensation 



Minister 

Aamodt, August E. 

Augustine HI, Louis 
Babington HI, Thomas M. 

Baugh, Mary Sloan 

Branch, Dale E. 

Brazzel, Debra K. 

Brent, Wilson H. 



Caraway, Linn Miller 



Carlson, Cathy 



Durbin, Paul G. 



Ellzey, Howard D. 
Feske, Millicent C. 



Finnell, M. Eugene 



Fuller Jr., Clarence G. 



Gillespie Jr., Richard D. 
Griffin, Bertrand 
Henry, Willie Lee 
Higginbotham, John M. 



Horton Jr., J. Ryan 



Huber, James Richard 



Irvine, Elizabeth T. 



Charge 

Dir. of Development, La. 

Meth. Children's Home 
Chaplain, U. S. Marines 
Chaplain/Supervisor, VA 

Medical Center 
Campus Minister, 

Southern University 
Campus Minister, SUNO, 

UNO, Delgado 
Exec. Dir., Dallas 

Bethlehem Center, Inc. 
Assoc. Dir., School of 

Church Careers, 

Centenary College 
Dir. of Admissions & 

ReCTuitment, Perkins 

School of Theology 
Exec. Dir., 

COMMUNIMEDL\, INC. 
Chap./Dir. Pastoral Care 

Pendleton Mem. Meth. Hosp. 
Chaplain, South Carolina Dept. 

of Youth Services 
Instructor, Perkins School 

of Theology 
Campus Minister, South- 
eastern University 
Day Treatment Center Coor., 

Outpatient Gen. Psych. 

Services, VA Med. Qr., N.O. 
Therapist, Wadley Regional 

Medical Center 
Senior Chap., Dixon Cor- 
rectional Institute 
Dir. of Pastoral Care, 

U. S. Army 
Campus Minister, 

Tulane University 
Campus Minister, North- 
western State University 
Pastor, New Franklin/Clarks 

Chapel Charge, Mo. West Conf. 
Director, Louisiana 

QossLines 



ist 


Income 


08 


$41,412 


02 


$30,000 


02 


$48,481 


03 


$19,600 


06 


$24,233 


01 


$25,318 


09 


$27,036 



09 



$37,000 



05 


$ 4,800 


06 


$56,188 


03 


$31,500 


06 


$29,000 


07 


$40,974 


07 


$36,863 


02 


$24,000 


03 


$28,000 


07 


$40,000 


06 


$33,462 


02 


$36,706 


03 


$17,892 


03 


$26,000 



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Jefferson, Julius 



Jones, William L. 
Kennedy, Maria J. 



Lynch Jr., Wesley O. 



McConnell, M. Theresa 



McLean, William Douglas 
Nash, Roy B. 



Nichols, Randall K. 



Norris, Alfred L. 



Petty, Benjamin A- 
Roper, Charles 



Ross, Robert Don 

Rowland, Robert Gene 
Sewell, John Howard 

Snelling Jr., Qarence H. 

Taylor, Wayne G. 

Taylor, William C. 

Townsend, Robert E. 

Volentine, Carolyn 

Webb, Donald A. 
Weber, Theodore R. 

Welch, Carlos A. 

West, Guy E. 
Whitley, John G. 
Williams Jr., Douglas T. 



Area Exec. Sec, General 


06 


$23,999 


Bd. of Global Ministries, 






Dir., Metropolitan Ministries 


06 


$ 7,200 


New Orleans 






Chap./Pastoral Counselor, 


06 


$18,000 


Ecumenical Center 






for Religion & Health 






Dir. of Community Relations/ 


06 


$52,620 


Chap., Methodist Home of 






New Orleans 






Chap. Consultant, Green 


02 


$ 6,600 


Oaks Psychiatric Hosp. 






Ass't. Dean of Students, 


08 


$34,869 


University of Wisconsin 






Chap./Dir., Dept. of 


06 


$43,988 


Pastoral Care, Memorial 






Med. Qr., Springfield, IT, 




.; 


Campus Minister, The Uniting 


03 


$24,460 


Campus Ministry, LSU 






President, Gammon Theologi- 


06 


$57,000 ' 


cal Seminary, Atlanta, GA 






Assoc. Prof, of Philosophy 


06 


$33,400 j 


and Religious Studies, SMU 




(, 


Clinical Dir./Pastoral 


09 


$36,000 


Counselor Samaritan 






Counseling Center 






Campus Minister, University 


01 


$36,722 


of Southwestern Louisiana 






Chaplain, US Navy 


08 


$49,471 j 


Alabama Dir. of Scope 


03 


$ 9,000 ! 


Ministries International 






Prof, of Teaching Ministries, 


06 


$52,000 


niff School of Theology 






Campus Minister, 


04 


$28,140 


McNeese St. Univ. 






Wesley Community Center, 


06 


$28,500 


Atlanta, GA 






Outreach Services, Methodist 


02 


$20,000 


Children's Home 






Campus Minister, 


08 


$23,100 


Louisiana Tech Univ. 






President, Centenary College 


09 


$123,907 


Prof, of Social Ethics, 


06 


$33,800 


Candler School of Theology 






Ass't. Prof., United Theolog- 


02 


$26,741 


ical Col., Bangalore, India 






Dir., Peoples Community Qr. 


06 


$18,000 


Chaplain, US Air Force 


03 


$41,000 


Ass't. Administrator 


08 


$35,594 


United Methodist Children's 






Home, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 







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Willis Sr., William H. 



Wilson, James E. 



Worthy, Walter C. 



Chap./Dir. of Religious 
Education, Methodist 
Children's Home, Ruston 

Campus Minister, Northeast 
Louisiana University 

Dir. of Pastoral Care 
Qin. Chaplain, E. La. 
State Hospital 



08 

05 
03 



$28,912 

$46,206 
$37,380 



CLERGY SERVING IN ARMED FORCES RESERVES 

Acadiana District 

Charles R. Langford,Captain, U.S.A.F.R.-- assigned to 9018 ARS (HQ ARPQ Denver, CO 

— Attached for training to Keesler AFB at Biloxi, MS 
Richard Behling, Lt. Cmdr. U.S.N.R. — New Orleans, LA 

Baton Rouge District 

Kenneth Reed, Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve — Baton Rouge, LA 
John G. Whitley, Major U.S. Air Force — Washington, DC 

Lake Charles District 

Julius Jefferson, Captain (Chaplain) Stewart Air National Guard Base — Newburg, NY 

New Orleans District 

James F. Comer, Lt. Col.- National Guard (Group Chaplain) — New Orleans, LA 
Kenneth M. Fisher, Captain, U.S. Army Reserve — New Orleans, LA 

Ruston District 

Willliam H. Willis, Chaplain, 1st. Lieutenant — England AFB — Ruston, LA 

Shreveport District 

Walter Scott Adams, D. (Chaplain) Air Force Reserve — Shreveport, LA 
Burton F. Flair, Major, Army Reserve — Vivian, LA 

SEMINARY STUDENTS NOT UNDER APPOINTMENT 



Acadiana District 

James F. Haynes — (Gammon) 
Roger Templeton — (Candler) 

Alexandria District: 

Carol Carwile — (Candler) 
Robert K. Martin — (Princeton) 

Baton Rouge District 

Lance Brown — (Gammon) 
Charles E. Evans - (Gammon) 



New Orleans District 

Charles Crews — (Asbury) 

Wayne Houston — (Gammon) 

Erika Jefferson — (Boston School of Theology) 

North Shore District 

Norwood Hingle, III — (Univ. of, Aberdeen) 
Rich Weighing — (Perkins) 

Ruston District 

Henry M. Hamilton — (Asbury) 



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Lake Charles District 

Rene Thomas Slater - (Candler) 

Monroe District 

C. Wayne Flowers - (Perkins) 



Shreveport District 

Rebecca Aist — (Duke) 
Mark A. Bray — (Perkins) 
Terry A. Love — (Perkins) 
Ellen B. Montegudo — (Perkins) 
Matthew Tisby — (Candler) 



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X. Conference Structure and Rules 

ARTICLE I: CONFERENCE BOARDS AND AGENCIES 

A. BOARDS 

1. Conference Board of Church and Society 

There shall be a Conference Board of Church and Society elected for the quad- 
rennium. Membership of the Board shall consist of: 

1. One layperson from each district and nine ministers-at-large. 

2. A youth 18 years of age or younger. 

3. A young adult. 

4. A cabinet Haison. 

5. The Coordinator of Christian Social Involvement of the UMW. 

In cooperation with the Conference Council on Ministries, the Board shall develop 
and promote programs on Christian Social Concerns within the bounds of the 
Conference. 

2. Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry 

There shall be a Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry elected for the quad- 
rennium. Membership of the board will consist of not less than nine persons, of 
whom at least one-third shall be in diaconal ministry careers. The Board shall develop 
programs and concerns within the bounds of the Conference related to the intent 
and purposes of the Book of Discipline. 

3. Conference Board of Discipleship 

There shall be a Conference Board of Discipleship elected for the quadrennium. 
Membership of the Board shall consist of: 

1. One layperson from each district and nine ministers-at-large. 

2. A youth 18 years of age or younger. 

3. A young adult. 

4. A cabinet Haison. 

5. Six members-at-large. 

Assigned to this Board shall be the functions of education, evangelism, worship, 
camping, and the area of youth ministry. The primary purpose shall be that purpose 
assigned to the Board of Discipleship by the Book of Discipline of assisting districts 
and local churches in their efforts to win persons as disciples of Jesus Christ and 
to help these persons to grow in their understanding of God that they may 
increasingly identify themselves as children of God and members of the Christian 
community, to live in the Spirit of God in every relationship and to fulfill their 
common discipleship in the world. 

4. Conference Board of Global Ministries 

There shall be a Conference Board of Global Ministries elected for the quadrennium. 
It shall represent the General Board of Global Ministries in all its promotional 
activities within the bounds of the Annual Conference in cooperation with the 
Conference Council on Ministries. Membership shall consist of: 

1. One layperson from each district and nine ministers-at-large, one of whom shall 
be designated in each district as the District Coordinator of Global Ministries. 

2. Six members-at-large, including one young adult layperson (18 to 30 years of 
age). 



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3. A liaison from other Conference Program Boards. 

4. A person 18 years of age or younger elected by the Conference Youth Team. 

5. A college student chosen by the state student organization. 

6. Conference lay leader. 

7. President of Conference United Methodist Women. 

8. Coordinator of Global Concerns of Conference UMW. 

In addition to its general area of work the following functions shall be assigned 
to the Board of Global Ministries: Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns, United 
Methodist Committee on ReUef, Urban Ministries, Town and Country Ministries, 
Health and Welfare Ministries, Economic Development, World Hunger Concerns. 
The Conference United Methodist Women, although autonomous, shall maintain 
a relationship with the Board concerning their mutual work in mission. 

5. Conference Board of Higher Education & Campus Ministry 

There shall be a Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry 
elected for the quadrennium which shall consist of: 

1. One layperson from each district and nine ministers-at-large, one of whom shall 
be designated in each district as the District Director of Higher Education and 
Campus Ministry. 

2. One representative, the president or someone appointed, from each of the 
colleges related to the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

3. Two representatives from the campus ministers /directors to be elected by the 
campus ministry staff. 

4. Two college students to be elected by the state United Methodist student 
organization. 

5. One representative from the Conference Council on Youth Ministries to be elected 
by the said group. 

6. A cabinet liaison appointed by the Bishop. 

7. The Annual Conference Coordinator of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. 

8. The Annual Conference member of the General Board of Higher Education 
and Ministry, Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. 

The functions of the Board shall be the Program of Campus Ministry within the 
Conference and the relationship with the Conference Institutions of Higher 
Education. 

6. Conference Board of Laity 

There shall be a Conference Board of the Laity. On the General Church level the 
Board shall be related to the Division of Lay Life and Work of the General Board 
of Discipleship. Membership of the Board shall consist of: 

1. Conference Lay Leader 

2. Vice-Conference Lay Leader 

3. Associate Conference Lay Leaders (2) 

4. Secretary/Treasurer 

5. Conference Program Directors 

6. District Lay Leaders 

7. Associate District Lay Leaders 

8. District Program Directors 

9. Conference President United Methodist Women 

10. Conference President United Methodist Men 

11. Conference Youth Team President 

12. District Presidents United Methodist Women 



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13. District Presidents United Methodist Men 

14. District Youth Team Representative 

15. Immediate Past Conference President United Methodist Women 

16. Immediate Past Conference United Methodist Men 

17. Immediate Past Conference Lay Leader 

18. Young Adult Representative 

19. Program Director Conference Council on Ministries 

20. Cabinet Liaison 

Honorary Members: Former Conference Lay Leaders, Lay Delegation to 
General and Jurisdictional Conferences 

Conference Board of the Ordained Ministry 

There shall be a Conference Board of the Ordained Ministry elected for the quad- 
rennium, consisting of not fewer than six ministers in full connection in the 
Conference, nominated by the presiding bishop after consultation with the chair- 
person of the board of the previous quadrennium, or with a committee of the board, 
and with the Cabinet. It is recommended that the Conference Commission on Higher 
Education have due representation and that at least two thirds of the members be 
graduates of colleges and schools of theology accredited or approved by the 
University Senate. Vacancies shall be filled by the bishop after consultation with 
the chairperson of the board. 

The Board of the Ordained Ministry shall organize and fulfill the duties assigned 
to it by the Book of Discipline. The duties of enUstment shall also be assigned to 
this Board. 

Conference Board of Pensions 

There shall be a Conference Board of Pensions, auxiliary to the General Board 
of Pensions, which shall have charge of the interests and work of providing for 
and contributing to the support, rehef, assistance, and pensioning of ministers and 
their families, other church workers, and lay employees of The United Methodist 
Church, its institutions, organizations, and agencies within the Annual Conference, 
except as otherwise provided by the General Board. 

Membership of the Board shall consist of not less than twelve members not indebted 
to pension and benefit funds, plans, and programs or receiving pensions therefrom; 
one-third shall be laywomen, one-third shall be laymen, and one-third shall be clergy, 
elected for a term of eight years and arranged in classes as determined by the Annual 
Conference; in addition thereto, any ministerial member of the Conference or lay 
member of a church within the Conference who is a member of the General Board 
of Pensions, the Executive Secretary of the Board, and the Treasurer. The three 
directors of the Woolworth Foundation shall be members ex-officio, with vote. The 
Board shall have the duties and functions as provided in the Book of Discipline. 

Conference Board of IVustees 

There shall be a Board of Trustees consisting of twelve members, at least thirty 
years of age, six ministerial members and six lay persons, elected in classes by the 
Conference for alternating terms of three years to carry out the functions provided 
in the Book of Discipline. 



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B. COMMISSIONS 

1. Conference Commission on Archives and History 

There shall be a Conference Commission on Archives and History elected for the 

quadrennium. 

The membership shall consist of nine persons. 

The functions of the Commission shall be those contained in the Book of Discipline. 

2. Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

There shall be a Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious 
Concerns elected for the quadrennium. 

The membership shall consist of one layperson from each district, and nine 
members-at-large. 

The function of the Commission shall be that contained in the Book of Discipline. 

3. Conference Commission on Religion and Race 

There shall be a Conference Commission on Religion and Race elected for the 
quadrennium. The membership shall consist of: 

1. One layperson from each district and nine ministers-at-large. 

2. A youth 18 years of age or younger. 

3. A young adult. 

4. A cabinet Haison. 

The functions and selection of members of the Commission shall follow the general 
guidelines and structure of the General Commission on Religion and Race as 
specified in the Book of Discipline. 

4. Conference Commission on Equitable Salaries and Sustentation 

There shall be a Conference Commission on Equitable Salaries and Sustentation 
elected for the quadrennium. The membership shall consist of nine persons. 
The function of the Commission shall be that contained in the Book of Discipline 
pertaining to equitable salaries. 

5. Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

There shall be a Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women elected 
for the quadrennium. 

Membership shall consist of fifteen persons, a majority of whom shall be women, 
but including men, clergy, and lay. The chairperson shall be a woman. Selection 
of commission personnel shall include representatives of ethnic and racial miniorities, 
youth/young adults, persons over sixty years of age, and various lifestyles. 
The commission shall develop programs within the bounds of the Conference, as 
specified in the Book of Discipline. 

C COMMITTEES 

1. Conference Committee on Courtesies 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Courtesies elected for the quadrennium. 

The membership shall consist of six persons. 

The function of the Committee shall be to provide courtesies and introductions 
for visitors to the Annual Conference sessions and to prepare written expressions 
of appreciation for those who assist the work of the Conference. 



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2. Conference Committee on Episcopacy 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Episcopacy elected quadrennially by 
the Annual Conference. 

Membership shall consist of three laywomen, three laymen, three clergy persons, 
and three additional persons to make possible the representation of Racial Ethnic 
Minority, Youth, and Young Adults, and three additional persons appointed by the 
Bishop, provided that at least five of the fifteen persons are clergy. 

The functions of this committee shall be that contained in the Book of Discipline. 

3. Conference Committee on Investigation 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Investigation elected annually, upon 
nomination of the bishop, consisting of seven elders, and three reserve elders, to 
perform the functions specified in the Book of Discipline. 

4. Conference Committee on Journal 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Journal elected for the quadrennium. 

Membership shall consist of two clerical and two lay members. 

The Committee on Journal shall inspect the secretary's record of each session of 
the Annual Conference and report its findings to the Conference. 

5. Conference Committee on Nominations 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Nominations composed of the following 
members: 

a. Five Members by virtue of their office: 

1. The Bishop of The Louisiana Annual Conference; 

2. The Conference Lay Leader; 

3. The President of the Conference United Methodist Women; 

4. The President of the Conference United Methodist Men; 

5. The President of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry. 

b. Nine District Representatives 

Each District Conference, District Council on Ministries, or District Committee 
on Nominations, as appropriate in the respective districts, shall elect one repre- 
sentative, lay or clergy, to serve as a member of the Conference Committee on 
Nominations. 

c. Six Members -at -Large 

In order to ensure adequate representation of racial and ethnic persons, youth, 
young adults, older adults, women and men, clergy and laity, persons with a 
handicapping condition, persons from small -membership churches, distribution 
by geographic area, and differing theological perspectives, six members -at -large 
shall be appointed by a committee composed of the Bishop, the Conference Lay 
Leader, the Chairperson of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, 
and the Chairperson of the Commission on Rehgion and Race. 

The Bishop shall serve as the chairperson of the Committee. Other officers may 
be elected by the Committee as the Committee deems necessary. The Executive 
Director of the Conference Council on Ministries shall serve as a consultant to 
the Committee. 



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District Representatives and Members -at -Large shall serve quadrennial (four-year) 
terms. The district representatives must be "attached" to a local congregation, 
institution, or agency within the district they have been elected to represent — 
relocation outside the district during the quadrennium shall require that a new 
district representative be elected. 

The Committee shall nominate to the Annual Conference such officers and members 
of Boards, Councils, Committees, and Commissions as the law of the Church or 
the Rules of the Conference require, or as the Conference deems necessary to its 
work. 

6. Conference Committee on Petitions 

There shall be a Conference Committee on Petitions elected for the quadrennium. 

The membership shall consist of five persons. 

The committee shall have the function assigned by Conference Rule No. 8. 

7. Conference Rules Committee 

There shall be a Conference Rules Committee appointed by the Bishop of no more 
than six persons, half of whom shall be lay, and said committee to be appointed 
quadrennially. 

8. Committee on Credentials 

There shall be a Committee on Credentials appointed by the bishop of no more 
than three persons, and said committee to be appointed quadrennially. The 
committee shall meet once each year for the purpose of verifying the number of 
additional lay delegates required to fulfill the purposes of Conference Rule No. 19. 

9. Conference Committee on Special Ministries 

There shall be a conference committee on special ministries with the responsibihty 
of developing and strengthening Ethnic Ministries for witness and mission. 

The committee shall be composed of eighteen (18) members, one-third of whom 
shall be laymen, one-third of whom shall be laywomen, and one-third of whom 
shall be clergy; 50% of the committee shall be racially ethnic persons. The committee 
shall also include representatives from the Conference Commission on Rehgion 
and Race, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, the Board of Global 
Ministries, the Board of Discipleship, the Board of Church and Society, the Board 
of the Ordained Ministry; and the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious 
Concerns. The Conference Executive Director of the Conference Council on 
Ministries, the Director of Special Ministries, the Chairperson of the Conference 
Council on Ministries, and a Cabinet Liaison shall be ex officio members of the 
committee. 

The committee shall implement a comprehensive and hohstic plan in conjunction 
with the Conference Council on Ministries. It shall develop criteria for the evaluation 
of programs and projects to be used in its report to the COM; and shall relate to 
the Director of Special Ministries. 

10. Joint Committee on Disability 

There shall be a Joint Committee on Disability, elected for the quadrennium, 
composed of two representatives from the Conference Board of the Ordained 
Ministry, two representatives from the Conference Board of Pensions, and a district 
superintendent, appointed by the bishop. The duties of the committee shall be those 
that are outhned in the Book of Discipline. 



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ARTICLE II: CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON 
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

A. There shall be a Conference Council on Finance and Administration elected for the 
quadrennium. Nominations shall be made by the Conference Committee on Nominations. 

The membership shall consist of twelve members, Ys of whom shall be clergy, Vi of 
whom shall be laywomen and I/3 of whom shall be laymen. 

The Council shall function as specified in the Book of Discipline. 

B. The depository of funds and bookkeeping functions of all Conference Councils, Boards 
and Agencies shall be provided by the Conference. The Council on Finance and 
Administration shall initiate a system of vouchers through which the Conference treasurer 
shall reimburse all expenditures authorized by the chairpersons of the boards and agencies 
for funds expended within their budgets. See Conference Rule 4. 

C. ANNUAL CONFERENCE BUDGET It is the responsibility of the Conference Council 
on Finance and Administration to present the conference benevolences budget recom- 
mendations to the Annual Conference. The recommended allocations to conference 
program agencies should reflect agreement between the Council on Finance and 
Administration and the Conference Council on Ministries. 

D. The Council shall elect an Audit Committee of no more than twenty- five members. The 
Committee, in its work, shall comply with the Book of Discipline. The following shall 
be members ex officio of the Audit Committee: the Resident Bishop, the Conference 
Executive Director of Financial Affairs, the Executive Director of Council on Ministries, 
the Chairperson of the Conference Board of Global Ministries and the Chairperson 
of the Board of Higher Education. 

ARTICLE III: CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 

A. There shall be a Conference Council on Ministries to fulfill the purpose assigned to 
the Council by the Book of Discipline. Before the end of the calendar year in which 
regular sessions of the Jurisdictional Conferences are held, all persons who have been 
elected or designated to membership on the Conference Council on Ministries shall be 
convened by the outgoing Council chairperson for the purpose of organizing and electing 
officers. The Council shall have a chairperson, vice chairperson and recording secretary 
elected from the membership of the Council and a treasurer, who shall be the Conference 
Director of Financial Affairs. Officers shall be elected for terms of 4 years and shall 
continue until their successors are duly elected. 

The membership of the Council on Ministries shall consist of the following: 

1. Presiding Bishop 

2. District Superintendents 

3. Chairperson of the Conference Committee on Special Ministries 

4. One (1) representative from the Board of Ministry 

5. One (1) representative from the Board of the Laity 

6. One (1) representative from the Board of Discipleship 

7. One (1) representative from the Board of Global Ministries 

8. One (1) representative from the Board of Church and Society 

9. One (1) representative from the Commission on Religion and Race 

10. One (1) representative from the Commission on Archives and History 

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12. One (1) representative from the Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

13. One (1) representative from the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious 
Concerns 

14. The Conference Secretary 

15. Two (2) representatives of the Conference United Methodist Women, one (1) of whom 
shall be the President 

Two (2) representatives of the Conference Youth Organization 
Two (2) young adults elected by the young adult members to Annual Conference 
The Conference Lay Leader 

One (1) person from each District Council on Ministries to be elected by the District 
Council on Ministries with consideration to insure that ministers and lay be 
adequately represented 

Two (2) representatives of the United Methodist Men, one (1) of whom shall be 
the president 

Ex Officio, without vote — Annual Conference Council on Ministries Staff 
Ex Officio, without vote — One (1) representative of the Council on Finance and 
Administration — Conference Director of Administration /Treasurer 
Ex Officio, with vote — such representatives to general boards, councils and 
agencies as are elected from the Louisiana Annual Conference and the Conference 
representatives to the Jurisdictional Council on Ministries 



16. 
17. 
18. 
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20. 

21. 

22. 

23. 



In the selection of representatives to the Council, care should be taken to provide for 
a proper balance of lay and ministerial members. 

The officers of the council shall be a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, a secretary, and 
such other officers as the council shall determine. They shall be elected by the council. 

The Council on Ministries shall meet as often as required to fulfill its purposes. A quorum 
shall consist of those who are in attendance after a proper call for a meeting has been issued. 
A proper call shall consist of a thirty day written notice except for emergency session. 

The Council shall have these committees: 

1. There shall be an Executive Committee composed of the Resident Bishop, the 
officers of the Council on Ministries and the Director of the Council on Ministries, 
the Dean of the Cabinet, two other members of the Cabinet, the Conference Lay 
Leader, the President of the Conference United Methodist Women, and a repre- 
sentative of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration, who shall be 
a non-voting member. The president of the Council on Ministries shall be the Chair 
of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may act for the Council on 
Ministries between regular sessions of the Council on Ministries. The Bishop and 
the Council Director shall be ex officio members of all committees. 

2. The Council may appoint age-level and family departments as it deems necessary 
to the performance of its duties. It may appoint committees, task forces, and consul- 
tations as may be deemed essential to the effective discharging of its responsibihties. 

B. There shall be a staff of the Council on Ministries with these functions: 

1. To work with the Bishop and Cabinet in the planning, coordination and implemen- 
tation of programs in the Conference. 

2. To provide staff assistance to enable the Council on Ministries to achieve the 
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3. To maintain a Resource Center for the Conference composed of those program 
resources used by local churches and districts. 

4. To provide staff services to Conference Boards and Agencies. 

5. To be a program consultant and resource person to the districts by initiating and 
providing training of each District Council on Ministries so that through the District 
Council more adequate services can be rendered to the local churches. 

6. To be a program consultant and resource person to the local churches by providing 
consultative service and leadership training. 

7. To make available to the Conference certain administrative services, such as office 
facilities for clerical work for the Conference and a central file of mailing Hsts. 

8. To maintain linkage with the General Church by being a channel for receiving 
information from the General Church Agencies and to interpret the needs of the 
Louisiana Conference with the local churches of this state to the General Church 
agencies. 

9. To serve as a clearing house and coordinator of the Conference Calendar under 
the direction of the Council on Ministries. 

10. To provide staff functions for certain special Conference activities. 

C. The Conference Council on Ministries staff shall consist of a director and such associate 
director(s) and staff associates as the missional needs and budgetary capabilities of the 
Council warrant. The director and any associate director(s) or staff associates shall be 
chosen in accordance with the Book of Discipline. 

The secretaries and stenographers provided for in the Council budget shall be employed 
by the Council Director. 

All staff members shall work under the direction of the Council on Ministries and shall 
be assigned duties as determined by the Director and appropriate committee. The place 
of residence of staff members may be assigned by the Council. 

ARTICLE IV: DISTRICTS 

A. There shall be a District Committee on Nominations with the following members: District 
Superintendent, who shall be chairperson; District Lay Leader; District President United 
Methodist Women; 2 Laypersons named by District Board of Laity; 2 Laypersons, named 
by the Executive Committee of the District United Methodist Women; 2 youth, named 
by the District Youth Council; 4 ministers, named by the District Superintendent; 2 young 
adults. 

B. There shall be a District Council on Ministries functioning in each district of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference. Membership shall include the following: Coordinators of Children, 
Youth, Young Adults, Adults and Family Life Ministries. It shall also include Chair- 
persons of the following program areas: Education, Evangelism, Ecumenical Affairs, 
Missions, Health and Welfare, Stewardship, Worship, Rehgion and Race, Pubhcations 
and Social Concerns. Membership shall also include District Lay Leader, United 
Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, Youth, 1000 Club, etc. It is recommended 
that a member of the Annual Conference Council on Ministries staff be included on 
each District Council on Ministries. We further recommend that membership shall be 
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clergy, minority groups, women, youth, and young adults. Membership in the District 
Council on Ministries shall be taken from persons interested in district work after 
consultation (not merely last minute appointments). Lay people should be considered 
for all positions on the District Council on Ministries. District Council on Ministries 
members may be listed with their names and addresses in the Annual Conference Journal. 
The Annual Conference shall elect the membership of the District Council on Ministries 
for the ensuing conference year, upon recommendation of the District Committee on 
Nominations. 

The officers of the District Council on Ministries shall be elected from the membership 
of the Council on Ministries and such other officers as the District Council deem 
necessary. 

The District Council on Ministries shall work to achieve the purpose and functions 
assigned by the Book of Discipline. The District Council on Ministries may, in heu of 
the District Conference: 

1) Elect all District Boards, Councils and Committees, and other officers, required and 
necessary, in accordance with the Discipline and Conference Rules, 

2) Receive and act upon recommendations from District Boards, Councils, and 
Committees. 

The District Superintendent shall be the Chief Executive staff officer. 

District Councils on Ministries shall be financed by the district budget, except for 
special program activities, in which case they may apply to the Conference Council 
on Ministries and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration for a grant 
from the Conference Program Priorities Fund. 

C. Each district should provide at least half-time secretarial help for the district superin- 
tendent from funds made available from the district budget. 

ARTICLE V: PROGRAM PLANNING PROCESS 

A. The Conference Council on Ministries and the Conference Boards and Agencies shall 
develop methods in the program planning process which will enable the local churches 
of the Conference to communicate recommendations concerning needs and goals for 
the design of programs which reflect concerns for ministry at the local church level. 

B. The Charge Conference fulfilling its purpose as specified in the Book of Discipline shall 
be used, under the leadership of the District Superintendent, to receive information on 
the needs and opportunities which exist in the local churches that should be taken into 
account in program planning by Conference Agencies. The District Superintendent shall 
have the responsibility for communicating this information to the Conference Agencies. 

C. The District Council on Ministries shall be used as a primary program planning, develop- 
ment and implementation agency for enabling local churches in fulfillment of the ministry. 

ARTICLE VI: CONFERENCE RULES 

1. APPORTIONMENTS: All Conference apportionments shall be made annually to each 
local church through the application of a decimal to be derived from the following factors 
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A. One-half on the basis of the following financial items: 

Pastor's base compensation 

Associate pastor(s)' base compensation 

Utihties Allowance 

Travel Expense Allowance 

Other cash allowances paid to/ for pastors 

Diaconal Minister(s)' total compensation 

Other staff compensation 

Current expenses for program 

Other current operating expenses 

B. One-half on the basis of membership 

Total full members 

(Explanatory Note: In the Statistical Tables the following numbers will relate to the items 
Hsted above (A) 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71 and 72, (B) 9) 

APPROPRIATIONS: Any legislation requiring appropriation of Conference funds or 
any requests for Conference-wide soHcitation of funds shall first be presented to the 
Council on Finance and Administration for study and its recommendations before being 
presented to the Annual Conference. See the Book of Discipline. 

FISCAL AND STATISTICAL YEAR: The calendar year is the fiscal and statistical year 
of the Conference. All remittances for the preceding year shall be mailed to the Conference 
Treasurer not later than the Monday after the first Sunday in January; and the pastor's 
report No. 1 and No. 2 shall be turned in, and checked by auditors at District meetings 
at a time and place determined by the Council on Finance and Administration, in 
consultation with members of the Cabinet. 

ADMINISTRATION OF FUNDS FOR CONFERENCE BOARDS, AGENCIES, AND 
INSTITUTIONS: 

Local Church treasurers shall send all funds for Conference Boards, Agencies, and 
Institutions to the Conference Treasurer for appropriate distribution. 

All financial books and bookkeeping and funds of Conference Councils, Boards, 
Committees, and Commissions shall be administered and unified in the office of the 
Conference Treasurer. Disbursements shall be made through a voucher system to be super- 
vised by the Council on Finance and Administration. The Council on Finance and 
Administration shall be authorized to invest the surplus funds of Conference boards 
and agencies when the surplus exceeds a reasonable amount needed as carry-over to 
begin the next year. Provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to institutions, the Board 
of Pensions, or the Commission on Equitable Salaries and Sustentation. Investment 
income generated by funds of the Ministerial Education Fund shall be retained in that 
account. 

Each board, agency and institution of the Conference shall, by April 15 each year, submit 
to the Conference Treasurer a financial audit report of its most recent fiscal year. The 
financial audit report shall include statements of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, 
investments and the returns therefrom. The Audit Committee shall review audit reports 
within sixty days of receipt and report to the Council on Finance and Administration 
compliance or lack of compliance. A listing of specific deficiencies in the Audit Report, 
with recommendation for compliance shall be submitted by the Audit Committee in 
its report to the Council on Finance and Administration. The Council on Finance and 
Administration shall notify boards, agencies and institutions individually of the findings 



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from the Audit Committee. Boards, agencies and institutions shall within thirty days 
after notification, submit a response and/or plan to correct any noted deficiencies in 
the Audit Report. 

The Executive Director of Financial Affairs shall not remit any money to boards, agencies, 
or institutions who fail to comply with the provisions of this rule within the specific 
time Hmits. 

5. DISTRICT BUDGETS AND DISTRICT FUNDS: All undesignated monies received 
should be distributed on an exact ratio or percentage of the total district budget. 
Designated funds shall be directed exclusively to the program or item to which they are 
given with no consequent alteration in other items in the district budget. 

6. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS: The base salary of each District Superintendent 
paid by the Annual Conference shall be computed on the basis of the percentage of 
increase or decrease of the Conference average salary. The base salary and expenses to 
be paid by the Annual Conference for the next fiscal year will be determined by the 
Council on Finance and Administration and reported in the Pre-Conference Reports. 

The Council on Finance and Administration, through the Director of Finance, shall 
be the sole agent of disbursement of funds to these expense accounts. There shall be 
no additional reimbursement for expenses of District Superintendents from any other 
source within the Louisiana Conference. 

7. PRE-CONFERENCE REPORTS: All Councils, Boards, Commissions and Committees 
of the Louisiana Conference shall prepare all Annual Conference reports, resolutions 
and recommendations and send them to the office of the Conference Council Director 
sixty (60) days before the opening date of the Annual Conference; and the Conference 
Council Director shall compile and dupHcate these reports and mail a copy to each 
minister and lay member thirty (30) days before the Annual Conference convenes. Any 
reports, resolutions or recommendations not included in the pre-conference reports must 
be duplicated and distributed to the Annual Conference before final action can be taken. 
This rule does not apply to the Conference Board of Trustees and the Board of the 
Ordained Ministry. 

8. COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS: Any petitions, proposed by an individual member or 
a duly elected body of the local church or a district, shall first be presented to the 
Committee on Petitions, no later than seven (7) days prior to the opening session of 
the Annual Conference. The Committee shall meet to review the petitions and assign 
them to the proper body for consideration by them when they meet on the opening day 
of the Conference. These bodies shall make recommendations for concurrence or non- 
concurrence when they make their report to the Conference. 

9. DATA FOR MEMOIRS: The District Superintendents in whose district a Conference 
member, wife or widow of a minister dies, shall appoint someone to secure, in advance 
of the next Annual Conference, data concerning the deceased. 

10. SURVIVING SPOUSES: A directory of spouses of deceased Conference members shall 
be published in the Journal. 

11. DISTRICT CONFERENCES: Each District Council on Ministries, in consultation with 
the Cabinet, will determine whether an annual District Conference will be held. When 
the Conference is to be held, each charge shall elect five (5) lay members, and at least 
two (2) reserve members as delegates, provided, however, each Church shall have at least 
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12. CONFERENCE NOMINATING PROCESS 

The Conference nominating process shall be as follows: 

A. Prior to January 1 of the year preceding each new quadrennium, the Secretary of 
the Annual Conference shall give each District Superintendent a list of all offices for 
which nominations will be made for the ensuring four years. 

B. Prior to January 15, the District Superintendents of the respective districts shall 
distribute to the pastors and local churches Lay Leaders copies of the list of all offices 
for which nominations will be made at the ensuing Annual Conference session. Local 
church Nominating Committees may propose nominees for the hsted positions. They 
shall submit with each nomination the following information: the person's address, phone 
number, name and membership size of local church, a brief resume (including interests 
and experience in specific church work), and vital information including the person's 
age, sex, ethnic status and any handicapping condition. 

C. Prior to February 10, the District Committee on Nominations shall meet to nominate 
persons for the offices in question. The Committee shall give priority to names submitted 
by local church Nominating Committees, but it shall not be limited to those names. 
It shall not be required to nominate a person for every vacancy, but shall nominate only 
those persons it considers adequate to the task. 

D. Prior to March 1, the District Committees on Nominations shall submit their lists 
of nominations to the Secretary of the Annual Conference, accompanied by the 
information about each nominee specified in "B" above. The Conference office shall 
maintain computer records of current and prior service in Conference elective offices 
and shall make this information available to assist The Conference Committee on 
Nominations. The Conference Secretary shall compile and circulate nominations 
submitted and its computer records of prior service to members of the Conference 
Committee on Nominations at least five days prior to its initial meeting. 

E. Prior to April 1, The Conference Committee on Nominations shall meet and make 
nominations for all Conference offices which must be filled in the next quadrennium. 
It shall give priority to the Hsts of names submitted by the Districts, but it may consider 
other names. The nominations shall be mailed to the lay and clergy members of the 
Annual Conference as part of the Pre-Conference Reports. 

F. All persons nominated for an office in the Annual Conference shall be contacted 
by the District or Conference committee placing their names in nomination to determine 
whether the persons so nominated are willing to serve. 

G. Nominating Committees shall examine all nominations to ensure appropriate represen- 
tation of ethnic minority persons, lay and clergy women, lay and clergy men, persons 
with handicapping conditions, youth, young adults and older adults. 

H. Following the elections at the beginning of a new quadrennium the newly elected 
bodies shall meet at the site of the Annual Conference session. The District Superin- 
tendents shall convene the newly elected bodies and shall call for the election of a 
chairperson. Each body shall elect its chairperson and other officers upon nomination 
from the floor. 

I. When vacancies occur during a quadrennium, The Conference Committee on Nomina- 
tions shall make nominations to fill the vacancies at the ensuing session of the Annual 
Conference. The Secretary of the Annual Conference shall retain the records of persons 
nominated in the process described above. The Committee shall use these records to 



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assist its work. It shall not be limited to persons previously nominated. These nominations 
shall be published in the Pre- Conference Reports. 

13. TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP: The terms of membership on all Councils, Boards, 
Commissions, and Committees, except the Board of Trustees, shall be hmited to any 
number of years, not to exceed eight (8), served in two consecutive quadrennia. When 
one has served the maximum time allowed, then reappointment to the same council, 
board, commission or committee shall not be permitted until a full quadrennium has 
lapsed. This shall not prohibit service on other councils, boards, commissions and 
committees in the following quadrennia. 

14. CABINET LIAISON: There shall be a Cabinet Liaison appointed by the presiding Bishop 
to each Conference Board and Agency. Expenses of the Cabinet Liaison shall be paid 
by the Board or Agency involved. 

15. CONFERENCE BOARDS AND AGENCIES MEMBERSHIP: Conference Boards and 
Agencies shall not be hmited to their membership in the appointment of committees 
and task forces. Members of General Boards and Agencies shall be members of 
corresponding Conference Boards and Agencies. 

16. ALL INSTITUTIONS IN THE CONFERENCE: All institutions in the Conference shall 
be incorporated and shall review their corporate charters quadrennially to determine 
that they are in conformity with the laws of the State of Louisiana and the Book of 
Discipline of The United Methodist Church. "The names of those nominated to serve 
as members of the Board of Directors/Trustees of conference institutions for later election 
by the Annual Conference shall be submitted to the appropriate board of the conference 
no later than March 15th each year." 

17. LAY MEMBERS OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Each Charge Conference shall elect 
annually the lay member(s) to the Annual Conference and one or more alternates. Each 
Board of Directors of Wesley Foundation shall elect a Methodist student member of 
the Wesley Foundation of each campus minister who received over one-half their salary 
for the Wesley Foundation. The District Superintendent shall preside at this election. 

18. ELECTION OF YOUTH DELEGATES: The District Council on Youth Ministries shall 
nominate a delegate and reserve delegate in the youth category (18 years of age or younger 
on the opening date of the Annual Conference for which they are elected) after 
consultation with the District Superintendent, local church youth groups, and pastors 
in that district, and these nominations may be made from the floor of the District 
Conference. 

The District Young Adult Coordinator shall nominate a delegate and reserve delegate 
in the young adult category (between the ages of 19 and 25 on the opening date of the 
Annual Conference for which they are elected) after consultation with a young adult 
task force composed of campus ministers, young adult leaders in local churches, two 
young adults, one of whom shall be a student and one a non-student, and the immediate 
past young adult delegate and reserve delegate in that district and the District Superin- 
tendent. In those districts where there is no young adult coordinator, the adult coordinator 
shall make the nominations in the process as stated above. These nominations shall be 
presented to the District Conference for their election. Additional nominations may be 
made from the floor of the District Conference. 

19. LAY AND CLERGY MEMBERS: In accordance with The Book of Discipline of The 
United Methodist Church, the annual conference shall be equally represented by clergy 
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probationary members, associate members, affiliate members, and local pastors under 
full-time appointment to a pastoral charge. All clergy members of the annual conference 
shall be attached to one of the districts. The Conference Committee on Credentials, 
in cooperation with the district superintendents, shall ascertain the number of clergy 
members in each district and shall ascertain the number of laypersons in each district 
who are delegates by virtue of election or by virtue of their office. Two young persons 
under twenty-five (25) years of age shall be elected lay delegates by each District 
Conference or District Council on Ministries, as outlined in Article VI, Rule 18 of the 
Conference Journal. The diaconal ministers, the conference president of United Methodist 
Women, the conference president of United Methodist Men, the conference Lay Leader, 
the district Lay Leaders, the president or equivalent officer of the conference young 
adult organization, if applicable, and the conference president of United Methodist Youth 
shall be counted as members of the annual conference from the districts in which they 
reside. The Conference Committee on Credentials shall then ascertain the number of 
additional lay members needed to equalize the lay and clergy membership of the annual 
conference. The total number of additional lay delegate slots will then be prorated to 
the districts based upon the church membership of the districts as reported in the most 
recently published edition of the Conference Journal. These additional at-large lay 
delegates shall then be elected by the respective District Conference or District Council 
on Ministries upon nomination by the District Committee on Nominations. Additional 
nominations may be made from the floor of the District Conference or the District 
Council on Ministries. 

20. LOCAL CHURCH COMMITTEE ON WILLS: Each local church shall have a 
committee of one or more members on wills, trusts and special gifts. 

21. CHANGE IN RULES: Any recommendation for Rule changes shall be presented to 
the Chair of the Rules Committee no later than the last day of February. The Rules 
Committee shall consider and make its recommendations in time to be included in the 
Pre-Conference Report. 

Amendments to proposals to change the Conference Structure and Rules which have 
been presented to the delegates to the Annual Conference in the Pre-Conference Report 
may be considered by the Annual Conference session and shall require a Vi (two-thirds) 
majority vote for approval. Proposals to change the Conference Structure and Rules 
shall require a Vi (two-thirds) vote for adoption. 

22. CALENDAR: In order to coordinate the calendar of the Conference and to be better 
stewards of money and time, no conference event may be held unless it has first been 
cleared through the COM Executive Committee at least six months prior to the event. 
The CCOM Executive Committee shall make necessary changes so that there will be 
no duplication of major events. Items to be calendared are programs, board meetings, 
conference events, any scheduled event which involves the Conference, etc. In case of 
unusual circumstances a meeting could be put on the calendar by a two-thirds vote of 
the Executive Committee. 

23. ITINERATION: The Conference Year is from June 1 to May 31. When a minister moves 
to a new appointment at Annual Conference he/she is to receive compensation and 
expenses from June 1. When a minister leaves an appointment at Annual Conference, 
he/she will receive compensation and expenses only through May 31. If the minister 
hves in a parsonage, he/she is responsible for paying the utilities for the month of May 
and for leaving the parsonage in good condition. The chairperson of the Pastor-Parish 
Relations Committee is to certify to the District Superintendent on the form provided 
by the District Superintendent that the provisions of this rule have been met by the 
minister before leaving the charge. If a minister is given a housing allowance, the chair- 



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person of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee is to give to the District Superintendent 
a copy of the contract for period of time to be covered by the housing allowance. This 
form, which is to be provided by the District Superintendent, is to be sent to the District 
Office at the beginning of the appointment. 



ARTICLE VII: RULES OF ORDER 
FOR CONFERENCE SESSIONS 

RULE 1. SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS 

Morning — Opening Prayer or Devotional Service 

Conference Business with a mid-morning recess 
Afternoon — Conference Business 
Evening — Programs as planned. 

RULE 2. ORDER OF BUSINESS: After devotional service the daily sessions of the 
Conference shall be conducted as follows: 

1. Report of Committee on Journal of the previous meeting or meetings. 

2. Report of Committee on Courtesies. 

3. Report of other standing administrative and special committees. 

4. Calendar. 

5. Miscellaneous business. 

RULE 3. AUTHORITY OF THE CHAIR: The presiding Bishop, or a person designated 
by the Bishop, shall be the presiding officer of the Annual Conference. They shall decide 
points of order raised or not raised by the members, as they deem necessary to conform 
to these rules of order; subject, in both cases to an appeal to the Conference by any 
member without debate; except that the chairperson and the appellant, in the order named 
here, shall each have five minutes for a statement in support of their respective positions. 
A tie vote in the case of appeal shall sustain the chair. When any member raises a point 
of order they shall cite, by number, the rule they judge to have been violated. The presiding 
Bishop shall have the right to recess a session of the Annual Conference at any time 
at his/her discretion and to reconvene at such time as he/she shall announce, with only 
delegates, authorized personnel and authorized guests permitted to attend such a session 
following recess. 

RULE 4. CALLING THE CONFERENCE TO ORDER: When the chairperson stands in 
his/her place and calls the Conference to order, no member shall speak, address the 
chair, or stand, while the chairperson stands. 

RULE 5. ATTENDANCE AND SEATING RESERVES: No member, unless hindered by 
sickness or otherwise from being present, shall be absent from the sessions of the 
Conference without permission of the Conference; and all absentees shall be reported 
to the Chairperson. 

RULE 6. DIRECTIONS FOR SECURING THE FLOOR: When a delegate desires to speak 
to the Conference, he/she shall arise at his/her designated seat, respectfully address 
the presiding officer, using the term, "Mr. /Madame Chairperson," and after recognition, 
proceed to a microphone and announce the Church or Charge which he/she represents; 
which, in turn, the Chairperson shall then announce to the Conference. 

RULE 7. INTERRUPTING THE SPEAKER: No member who has the floor may be 
interrupted except for a breach of order, or a misrepresentation, or to direct the attention 
of the Conference to the fact that the time has arrived for a special order, or to raise 
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RULE 8. SPEAKING MORE THAN ONCE; LENGTH OF SPEECH: No member shall 
speak a second time on the same question if any member who has not spoken desires 
the floor, no more than twice on the same subject under the same motion, no longer 
than ten minutes unless their time shall be extended by the Conference. This ten minute 
Hmit may be reduced by a majority vote of the Conference at any time, and for any 
period duration. 

RULE 9. QUESTION OF HIGH PRIVILEGE: A member claiming the floor at any time 
for what he/she believes is a very urgent question of high privilege shall be allowed 
to indicate briefly the nature of the question and if it be adjudged by the chair to be 
such, he/she may proceed at his/her pleasure or until the chairperson judges that he/she 
has exhausted their privilege. 

RULE 10. VOTING AREA OF CONFERENCE: Only delegates within the area of the 
Conference when the vote is taken shall be entitled to vote. All delegates within the area 
at the time a question is put shall vote, except such as shall have been excused for special 
reasons by the Conference. 

RULE 11. VOTING PROCEDURES: Voting shall be by a show of hands unless otherwise 
ordered by the Conference. An *'aye" or "nay" vote, if taken, shall be by signed ballot. 
An "aye" and "nay" vote by secret ballot may be ordered on call of any member, 
supported by one-third (Vs) of the members present and voting. A count vote may be 
ordered on call of any member supported by one-third (Vz) of the members present and 
voting, in which case the delegates shall rise from their seats and stand until counted. 

No other business shall be in order when a vote is being taken or when the previous 
question has been called, until the process is completed, except such as relates to the 
vote itself, or that which can be appropriately fitted into the time while waiting for the 
report of the secretaries on a count vote, or any "aye" or "nay" vote. The count shall 
be made by the Committee of Tellers. 

RULE 12. DIVISION OF QUESTION: Before a vote is taken any delegate shall have the 
right to call for a division of any question, if it is subject to such division as they indicate. 
If no delegate objects, the division shall be made; but if there is objection, the chair 
shall put the question of division to vote, not waiting for a second. 

RULE 13. VOTE BY ORDER: The ministerial and lay delegates shall deliberate as one body; 
but upon a call, by motion of any delegate, seconded by another delegate of the same 
order and supported by one-third (l/s) of the members of that order voting, the ministerial 
and lay delegates shall vote separately. But when the Conference votes by orders, no 
measure shall be passed without the concurrence of a majority of both classes of 
delegates. In cases of such a vote the order calling for it shall vote first; provided, however, 
that the Conference may not vote by orders on a proposed amendment to the Consti- 
tution. Discipline (pp. 64-66) 

RULE 14. MOTION FOR ADOPTION OF REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS UNNECES- 
SARY: Whenever a report of a committee signed by the chairperson and secretary thereof, 
shall be presented to the Conference for its action, it shall be deemed in proper order 
for consideration by the Conference without the formality of a motion to adopt, and 
a second thereto. 

RULE 15. REQUIRED FORMS FOR REPORTS, RESOLUTIONS, MOTIONS AND 
AMENDMENTS: All resolutions and committee reports shall be presented in triphcate; 
and, when requested by the secretary, motions, including amendments, shall be presented 
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RULE 16. ALTERATIONS OF MOTIONS, ETC.: When a motion is made and seconded, 
or a resolution is introduced and seconded, or a committee report is read, it shall be 
deemed to be in possession of the Conference, and may not be altered except by action 
of the Conference. 

RULE 17. UNDEBATABLE MOTIONS: The following motions shall be acted upon without 
debate: ^ 

1. To adjourn, when unqualified, except to adjourn the Conference finally. 

2. To suspend the rules. 

3. To lay on the table. 

4. To take from the table. 

5. To call for the previous question. 

6. To reconsider a non-debatable motion. 

7. To limit or extend the Hmits of debate. 

8. To call for the orders of the day. 

RULE 18. RIGHTS OF THE MAIN QUESTION: The main question may be opened to 
debate under the following motions: to adopt, to amend, to commit or refer, to substitute, 
to postpone, and to reconsider. No new motion, resolution, or subject shall be entertained 
until the one under consideration shall have been disposed of. The foregoing does not 
apply to secondary motions if otherwise allowable in the existing parUamentary situation. 

RULE 19. PRECEDENCE OF SECONDARY MOTIONS: If any one or more of the 
following motions shall be made when one or more other motions are pending, the order 
of their precedence in relation to one another shall be the same as the order of their 
hsting below: 

1. To fix the time to which the Conference shall adjourn. (This motion is subject to 
amendment, or it may be laid on the table). 

2. To adjourn. 

3. To take recess. 

4. To order the previous question. 

5. To lay on the table. 

6. To limit or extend the limits of debate. 

7. To postpone to a given time. 

8. To commit or refer. 

9. To amend or to substitute (one amendment being allowed to an amendment.) 
10. To postpone indefinitely. 

RULE 20. TABLING RELATED MOTIONS: No motion which adheres to another motion, 
or has another motion adhering to it, can be laid on the table by itself. Such motions, 
if laid on the table, carry with them the motions to which they respectively adhere, or 
which adhere to them. 

RULE 21. REFERRING REPORTS, ETC.: It shall be in order for the Conference to refer 
to a committee a section or a part of a report or resolution which is before the Conference 
for consideration, or any amendment offered thereto. 

RULE 22. PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERATION OF SUBSTITUTES: When a resolution 
or committee report is properly before the Conference for consideration and action, 
even if amendments thereto are pending, a substitute therefore may be offered by any 
member moving that the same be substituted for the report or resolution under 
consideration. The Conference shall then proceed first to perfect the original report or 
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offered to it. The same perfecting process shall then be followed with respect to the 
substitute. The question shall then be put first on the motion to substitute, followed 
by the motion to adopt the report or resolution; provided, however, that the motion 
for the previous question shall not be in order on the adoption of the report or 
recommendation or on making the proposed substitution until opportunity has been 
given for at least two (2) members to speak on each side of the question of substitution 
or adoption. 

RULE 23. PREVIOUS QUESTION: When any member moves the previous question (that 
is, that the vote be now taken on the motion or motions pending), they shall indicate 
to what they intend it to apply, if any secondary motion or motions are also pending. 
If he/she does not so indicate, it shall be regarded as applying only to the immediately 
pending question. This motion shall be taken without debate, and shall require a two- 
thirds (V3) vote of those present and voting for its adoption; and if it is accepted, the 
vote shall be taken on the motion or motions to which it applies without further debate. 

RULE 24. MOTION AFTER SPEECH: It shall not be in order for a member immediately 
after discussing a pending question, and before relinquishing the floor, to make a motion 
whose adoption would limit or stop debate. 

RULE 25. EXCEPTIONS TO MAJORITY VOTE: A majority of those voting, a quorum 
being present, shall decide all questions with the following exceptions: 

1. One-third (V3) of those present and voting shall suffice to sustain a call for a count 
vote in case the decision of the chair is doubted. A tie vote sustains the chair. 

2. A call for a vote by orders shall prevail if sustained by one-third (Vs) of the members 
of the order from which the call came, present and voting. 

3. A two-thirds (Vs) vote shall be required to sustain a motion to suspend or amend 
the rules; to sustain a motion for the previous question; to set aside a special order; 
to consider a special order before the time set therefor; to sustain the request of the 
Committee on Courtesies and Privileges for the presentation of any person on the 
final day of the Annual Conference. 

RULE 26. RECONSIDERATION: A motion to reconsider an action of the Conference shall 
be in order at any time if offered by a member who voted with the prevailing side. If 
the motion proposed for reconsideration is non-debatable, the motion to reconsider may 
not be debated. 

RULE 27. CALENDARS, REGULAR AND NON-CONCURRENCE: The Secretary shall 
keep a chronological record of orders of the day and of reports of committees, which 
record shall be called the Calendar, and the matter of business placed on it shall be 
considered as recommended by the Committee on Agenda (the Cabinet) to the 
Conference, unless by a two-thirds (V3) vote of the Conference an item is taken up out 
of its order. 

When committee presents a report on a given subject, as part of its report, it must also 
Hst the numbers of all petitions relating to this subject on which the committee voted 
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RULE 28. MOTION TO ADJOURN IN ORDER EXCEFL The motion to adjourn when 
unqualified, shall be taken without debate, and shall always be in order, except: 

1. When a delegate has the floor. 

2. When a question is actually put, or a vote is being taken, and before it is finally 
decided. 

3. When the previous question has been ordered and action there under is pending. 

4. When a motion to adjourn has been lost, and no business or debate has intervened. 

5. When the motion to fix the time to which the Conference shall adjourn is pending. 

The foregoing does not apply to a motion for final adjournment of the Conference. 

RULE 29. SPEAKERS FOR AND AGAINST When the report of a subject is under 
consideration, it shall be the duty of the presiding officer to ascertain, when he/she 
recognizes a member of the Conference, on which side he/she proposes to speak; and 
he/she shall not assign the floor to any member proposing to speak on the same side 
of the pending question as the speaker immediately preceding if any member desire to 
speak on the other side thereof. 

Except for undebatable motions, no motion shall be adopted or question relating to 
the same decided without opportunity having been given for at least two speeches for 
and two against the said proposal, provided that right is claimed before the chairperson 
or duly authorized member representing the committee's report or the minority report, 
if there be such, is presented to close the debate. 

When all have spoken who desire to do so, or. when (and after) the previous question 
has been ordered, the chairperson or/and duly authorized member or members presenting 
a committee's report (and a minority report if there be one) shall be entitled to speak 
before the vote is taken. 

This right of the chairperson and /or other member or members to close the debate shall 
prevail in Uke manner to a limit of five minutes when a vote is about to be taken on 
a motion to amend, to substitute, to postpone, to refer, or to lay on the table or any 
other motion whose adoption would vitally affect the report under consideration; 
provided, that this five minute hmit shall not apply to a motion to substitute a minority 
report for a regular (majority) report of a committee. 

RULE 30. EFFECTIVE DATE: All actions of the Annual Conference everywhere shall 
become effective upon the final adjournment of the session of the Annual Conference 
at which they are enacted, unless otherwise specified, except as provided otherwise in 
the Discipline. 

RULE 31. SUSPENSION OF RULES: The operation of any of the provisions of these Rules 
of Order may be suspended at any time by a two-thirds {Vi) vote of the Conference. 

RULE 32. ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY: In any 

parliamentary situation not clearly covered by these Rules of Order, the Annual 
Conference shall be governed by the current edition of Robert's Rules. 



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THE HONORED DEAD 
Ministers 

William Carl Barham, Sr. 

Samuel Percy Emanuel 

William M. Finnin, Sr, 

Fred S. Flurry 

Blackmon L. Hall 

Thomas A. Hoover^ Jr. 

Thomas F. King 

Glendon K Messer 

Allen E. Myers 

Joseph Miller Poledore 

William J. Reid 

Caesar D. Small 

W R. Wendt 

Spouses of Ministers 

Carrie W. Beasley (Mrs. James L.) 

Verna D. Coburn (Mrs. Jay) 

Lorna Mae Cyprian (Mrs. Wesley R., Sr.) 

Mary Facen (Mrs. Sandy) 

Hazel K Finnin (Mrs. William M., Sr.) 

Rosalie Hines (Mrs. Arthur L.) 

Jessie R. Howell (Mrs. Halleys C) 

Allean Jennings (Mrs. Lee C.) 

Dorothy G. Lankford (Mrs. Frank C.) 

Clara T. McCoy (Mrs. Isiah L.) 

Tammy J. Milton (Mrs. Wdliam S.) 

Amy G. Rorie (Mrs. Thomas O., Jr.) 

Thomas C Shepherd (Husband of Rev. Linda Shepherd) 

Esther C Stapleton (Mrs. O. Clifton) 

Lilla H Tisdale (Mrs. Wdliam O.) 

Mamye C Wade (Mrs. Gilbert H, Jr.) 

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XI. Memoirs 

WILLIAM CARL BARHAM, SR. 

(1906 - 1990) 

"Blessed is the man whose whole family loves the Lord and will serve Him 
daily" 

W.C. Barham, Sr. 

The son of a medical doctor, William Carl Barham, Sr. was bom in Patmas, 
Arkansas, January 21, 1906. His father died when Carl was about 11 years of age. At an 
early age, Carl went to work in a sawmill helping with the support of his family. He felt the 
call to the ministry early in life and preached his fhst sermon at age 16. He yearned to 
complete his education and to prepare for ordination. He began by enrolling in correspondence 
classes at age 19. In 1926, however, economics mandated his seeking employment away from 
his home. He moved to Shreveport where he worked for The Libby-Owens-Ford Glass 
Company and later The Life Insurance Company of Virginia. On August 8, 1928, he married 
Annie Marie Barker of Texarkana, Arkansas. To that union were bom three children; William 
Carl, Jr., Doris Evelyn, and John Barker. 

The Louisiana Conference licensed Carl in 1933 and he began his ministry as a 
supply pastor at Blanchard. In February 1934, the Bishop appointed him to his first full time 
charge at Church Point. During his five year tenure there, the membership buLlt a new 
parsonage. He drove regularly to Lafayette to attend Southwestem Louisiana Institute and 
completed three years of undergraduate studies. Also, he gave able guidance to the 
establishment of the Wesley Foundation on the SLI campus. Following his service at Church 
Point, he served in succession these charges within the Conference: Wynn Memorial in 
Shreveport; Grand Cane, Bell City, Merryville charge; Vinton charge; Rayne charge, where 
he helped organize the Wesley Memorial Church in Crowley; Ringgold, where he monitored 
the construction of a new parsonage; Lisbon charge. Greenwood; Columbia charge. Cotton 
Valley; LeCompte charge, Clinton charge, and Baker — the charge from which he retired in 
1970. 

That year, he and Marie moved to Garland, Texas to be nearer his eldest son and 
family. In his early retirement years, he served as an evangelistic visitor for the First United 
Methodist Church of Mesquite, Texas as well as the First United Methodist Church of Dallas 
at the request of its pastor. Dr. Ben Oliphint. His thoughts, however, were with his friends 
in the Louisiana Conference and he volunteered for supplemental service. The Bishop recalled 
him to complete the unexpired term of the 011a pastor and reappointed him for an additional 
year. Again, he helped with the development of plans to construct the new parsonage at 011a. 
Illness prohibited his completing that appointment year and he retumed to Texas for medical 
attention. 

I received a letter from Carl in 1988. Therein he wrote, "I feel that I can say that 
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revealed by Jesus Christ and as recorded in the Scriptures, and my love for the people to 
whom I was appointed to serve." 

Car) was a very conscientious, hard-working, determined and plain-spoken minister. 
He knew the laws of our church, and they guided his many endeavors. He had a great love 
for his wife, Marie, and a dedicated appreciation for her contribution to his ministry. 

William Carl Barham, Senior, died November 13, 1990. This final act of life entitled 
him to be commissioned a member in the Church Triumphant where he now serves with his 
Lord unhindered by the infirmities of age or illness. As Marie said to her children at the 
moment of death, "He's now preaching his sermons in heaven!" 

Survivors include his wife, Annie Marie Barker Barham, two sons, William Carl, 
Junior of Dallas, Texas, and John Barker of Forney, Texas, and one daughter, Doris Evelyn 
B. Luther, of Norfolk, Virginia. There are two surviving brothers, Lester of Hope, Arkansas 
and Tennis of Center, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Irene Hall, of Marshall, Texas. Other 
descendants include five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Don Wineinger 



CARRIE W. BEASLEY (MRS. JAMES L,) 

(1903 - 1991) 

Yesterday my grandmother died and we cried a few, no a bucket of, tears. Today, 
the preacher came and we laughed remembering her love and antics. She was known by many 
names in her lifetime. Bom Carrie Justina Walden, she was called Carol by friends, Grannie 
Mamma by her seven grandchildren, "Mo" or "Grannie-Me-Mo-Kid" by her 13 great- 
grandchildren, and Kid or Yes, My Love, by my grandfather, the late Reverend James L. 
Beasley, her husband of 65 years. 

He once said, "The only time I saw the end of the rainbow was when we drove the 
buggy thru one just after Kid said she would marry me." They were married July 30, 1921 
in Mississippi. They had three children, a daughter Bennie, and two sons, Fred and Charles 
Nelson, when my grandfather returned to school — finishing two years of high school, college 
and seminary in the midst of the Depression. 

Grannie Mamma once said, "Jim Beasley is the head of this family, but I am the 
neck. And did you ever see the head move without the neck?" These were my grandparents- 
a matched pair- strong in each others weakness. Their faith in God and in each other stood 
them in good stead over the years as they moved from pastorate to pastorate and crisis to 
crisis. 

The Louisiana Conference often sent them to churches in need of a building — a 
parsonage in Baker and two new churches in Belcher-Gilliam. One of their last charges was 
the inner city Park Avenue Methodist Church in Shreveport. There, their foresight aided a 
dymg church to be revitalized as Lakeview United Methodist Church on Cross Lake. It was 
while at Lakeview a church member established a scholarship in their name at Centenary 
College for students going into full-time Christian service. This year, two students received 



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scholarships. 

Strong-willed, independent, generous, loving - all adjectives which describe my 
grandmother. She set the standard for modem pastors' wives. Often first with food and words 
of comfort, she chose the areas to serve in each church. She was never afraid to state her 
opinions, sometime to the dismay of church members, but always in support of Jim Beasley, 
being his voice when he was unable to speak out on an issue. 

No, Carol Beasley was not the typical minister's wife,., but she believed in their 
ministry and was a willing servant of the Lord for 87 years. Like us, she was imperfect and 
full of human failings yet loved by her many friends and her family. Thanks to the grace of 
our Lord who died for us, we will all be together again some joyous day. 

Cherry Werner 



MRS. VERNA D. COBURN (MRS. JAY) 

(1893-1990) 

Writing the memoir for Mrs. Cobum, "Miss Vema," is a sacred assignment. She died 
October 7, 1990 at the age of ninety-seven. 

Vema Dean married Jay Cobum, who was a Methodist minister. Jay died in 1928. 
Soon after Jay's death, Vema began teaching in the Ponchatoula Elementary School. Through 
the years, she also taught a Sunday School class. This, to her, was real life. In the summer, 
she loved to travel, making a trip to Califomia in a "Model A Ford." Her travels took her to 
many places; to Catalina Island; to Niagara Falls; and, on into Canada. She made two trips 
to the Holy Land where she was baptized in The River Jordan. 

Vema was very thankful for her many years of good health, and worked hard to help 
others at all times. She believed that regular attendance of Sunday School and Worship, and 
also, the weekly meetings gave her a firm grip on Christian life. She was very loyal in giving 
and taught her class the value of giving. On September 19, 1984, she received a nice plaque 
in appreciation for fifty-five years of "Outstanding Christian Service" to the United Methodist 
Church. This plaque now hangs in the Sunday School class room where she taught so long. 

Vema worked with the Woman's Society of Christian Service, now United Methodist 
Women, for many years and held office in it at different times. Also, she worked with Church 
Women United. "Miss Vema" loved to attend the Parsonnettes' meetings and did so as long 
as she was able. 



For one who has lived such a useful life and enjoyable life, Matthew 25:23 comes 
to my mind: "Well done, good and faithful servant - Enter into the joy of your Lord." 

S. Burl Dampier 



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LORNA MAE CYPRIAN (MRS, WESLEY R,) 

(1945-1990) 

On the morning of June 9, 1990, The Angel of Silence came and claimed one we 
loved so dearly, Sis. Loma Mae Lewis Cyprian. Her soul winged its flight from this world 
of sin, sorrow, and pain to a place of eternal rest. Bom October 23, 1945, she was the third 
child bom to her parents. 

Loma was always a very quiet, easy-going youngster, full of compassion, love, 
affection, and wisdom that touched the hearts of many. 

She united with Mary's Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age and was 
dedicated in many capacities; Chok, Methodist Youth Fellowship, Church School, United 
Methodist Women, Youth Worker, Vacation Bible School, and the Young Adults. 

Sis. Cyprian was an ideal minister's wife. She assisted her husband m caring for and 
nurturing his congregation. She was a people-oriented person who was able to get along with 
everyone. 

She served alongside of her husband on both the charges to which he was assigned. 
Never when her services were needed, was she unable to find the time to work cheerfully and 
with a strong commitment. To know her was to love her; to work with her was always 
encouraging and inspiring. The witness of her faithfulness will forever be a challenge and a 
blessmg to mankind. 

As she stepped across the threshold that we call death, it was but a step into Our 
Father's Mansion. She leaves to cherish her loving memories a devoted, loving, and 
affectionate husband. Rev. Wesley R. Cyprian, Sr.; two children, Wesley Jr., and Loma 
Arlecia; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. I^wis, of Vamado, La.; one sister, Mrs. Rosie and Aril 
Jackson of New Orleans, La.; four brothers and their spouses: Edgar and Annie Lewis of 
Landover, Maryland; Levi and Katherine Lewis of Vamado, La.; William "Bill" of St. Louis, 
Missouri; and Wallace and Evelyn Lewis of Jackson, Mississippi; her mother-in-law, Mrs. 
Mary E. Armstrong of Bogalusa, La.; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other 
relatives, and friends; and three god-daughters, Airlynn Jackson, Rosalyn Lewis, and Rosalind 
Young. 

"When I Must Leave You" 

When I must leave you for a little while. 
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears, 
and hug your sorrow to you through the years. 
But start out bravely with a gallant smile: 
and for my sake and in my name 
live on and do all things the same 
Feed not your loneliness on empty days, 
But fill each waking hour in useful ways. 

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SAMUEL PERCY EMANUEL 

(1915-1990) 

All of the heroes are not on the battlefield, or as the poet says it, "Full many a 
flower is bom to blush unseen and waste its fragrance on the desert air." Some of the noblest 
souls especially in the ministry never serve the largest churches. They do not preach to the 
large congregations. Their ministry consists of what Jesus used to describe them, "They went 
about doing good." Such was Percy Emanuel. 

Bom m Lorman, Mississippi on March 29, 1915, he came from sturdy farm stock, 
so he developed early a love for the world in which he lived. It was from this quiet settmg 
that he was able to hear the Call of God to the Methodist Ministry. Interestingly, God does 
not call one without making special preparation for him to succeed, so He also prepared a little 
girl, a minister's daughter, Sara Maud Grice to be his helper. They were married November 
12, 1942. To this union were bom three children: Samuel Paul, Robert Lewis, and Sarah 
Carol Emanuel. These rise up and call them blessed. 

Percy received his education in the public schools of Mississippi and then attended 
Millsaps College, a Methodist School in Jackson. He did his seminary work at Emory 
University m Atlanta, Georgia. His early appointments were in the Mississippi Conference. 
He also served as a Naval Chaplain during World War II. In 1946 he transferred to Louisiana, 
and through his ministry until his retirement in June 1980 he served appointments throughout 
the whole state of Louisiana. He even served a year past retirement, so strong was his Call 
to Preach. 

The people of Plaquemine provided a lovely home for a retired minister and Percy 
and Sara occupied it until his death in December, 1990. His death was like his life - full of 
gentleness and peace. He had been in the hospital in Lake Charles with pneumonia. He had 
also enjoyed the company of his children when, as was said of Richmond NoUey, "the Angels 
overtook him and he woke up in the land of Beulah." 

Percy represented the best in the Methodist Ministry. We believe we have a great 
system of making appointments for our Ministers, but it works because men like Percy and 
their helpers like Sara make it work. He never cried over his appointments, but went where 
he was sent and did the best he could with whatever he had to work. 

"Well done thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over these small 
things, I will make thee mler over greater. Enter into the joys of thy Lord..." 

Jolly B. Harper 



MARY FACEN (MRS. SANDY) 

(1900-1990) 



Mrs. Facen, widow of Rev. Sandy Facen, was 90 years old at her death. At an early 
age she confessed Christ at Shady Grove A.M.E. Church in Wilmot, Arkansas. Later she 
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death. She later married Rev. Sandy Facen, and moved to Lake Providence and united with 
the St. Peter United Methodist Church. Mary loved her Church and husband. When he died, 
she returned to Lawson Chapel. She leaves to cherish her passing, one niece, three nephews 
and one step son. 

Rev. Joe Brown, Jr. 

HAZEL K. FINNIN (MRS. WILLIAM M., SR.) 

(1915-1990) 

Bom on July 27, 1915 in the city she grew to love. New Orleans, Hazel Kieffer 
Finnin was baptized into the Christian faith in the Evangelical and Reformed tradition. 
Graduation from the New Orleans Business and Commercial High School brought opportunity 
for career challenge as a bookkeeper and finance manager for several small businesses. On 
February 12, 1936 Hazel married William M. Finnin. Their marriage grew into maturity 
across fifty-four years and included the birth and parenting of their two children, William and 
Helene. 

As supportive co-worker. Hazel, together with BUI, founded Finnin's Furniture Store 
in New Orleans in the early 1940s. She provided active encouragement when BQl was called 
to the Methodist ministry in the early 1950s. Side by side they served churches m rural and 
urban settings for more than 25 years. Always the "financial officer" of the Finnin household. 
Hazel's work with Browne-McHardy Clinic in New Orleans in the 1960s enabled Bill's studies 
at LSU-NO and at Perkins School of Theology and made possible educational opportunities 
for her children. Although she never perceived herself as "a traditional parsonage spouse," 
Hazel participated fully in the life of each local church where Bill served as pastor. A devoted 
student of scripture, she employed her analytic skills to Biblical study and developed 
workshops and seminars on the Gospel writings and on Paul's epistles, integrating 
contemporary Biblical scholarship into her presentations and writings. 

In retirement. Hazel not only managed the family household but served as well as 
bookkeeper and tough-minded "finance officer" for Finnin's Antiques, the retirement business 
project that fulfilled a dream she had shared with Bill for years during their active ministry. 
In 1986, while preparing for knee-replacement surgery, Hazel was diagnosed with cancer, 
underwent arduous chemo and radiation treatment, and successfully fought that intruder to a 
standoff. In Amite Nursing home during the fmal years of her life. Hazel learned anew the 
meaning of caring. This time, however, instead of providing care to others she received the 
care of family and friends herself. On Wednesday, December 12, 1990, after a brief battle 
with pneumonia and only five weeks after Bill's death. Hazel moved peacefully from life to 
death. She lives in our memories and rests now in the eternal presence of God. 

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WILLIAM M. FINNIN, SR. 

(1914-1990) 

Bom on November 13, 1914 in New Orleans, "Bill" Finnin grew up in the Irish 
Channel District of the Crescent City, spent his youth in the care of the matrons of St. Anna's 
Catholic Orphanage on Prytania Street with his widowed mother, his sister, and three brothers. 
He went to work as a furniture salesman to support his family before completing high school. 

After marriage to Hazel Kieffer, his wife of 54 years, he established his own furniture 
store and became the father of two children, a son and a daughter. A lapsed Roman Catholic 
by faith tradition. Bill discovered the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ through the 
fellowship of the Methodist community of Clermont Harbor, Mississippi and the mentorship 
of The Reverend J. P. Bonnecarre, a retired Methodist minister. Leaving his business in 1953 
in response to the call to preach, he received his License to Preach and his first appointment 
to the congregation in Clermont Harbor, to which was added churches at Lakeshore and 
Pearlington in the two successive years of that new calling. Summers at Candler School of 
Theology awakened his love of learning and the need to complete his university preparation 
for ministry. A move in 1967 back to New Orleans and appointment to Felicity Church 
enabled matriculation at LSU-NO and summer Course of Study work at Perkins School of 
Theology and volunteer service as chaplain at St. Anna's Home, the home of his youth, now 
a home for the elderly. Successive pastorates at Second Church m New Orleans, Dubach, 
Caddo Heights, Buras, and Gueydan completed a full twenty-five year cycle of active service 
in the ordained ministry. 

Never losing his distinctive passion for living, his sense of humor, enjoyment of 
Creole food, and his quest for beauty both in persons and in hand-crafted glass and antiques. 
Bill moved to Amite in 1978 with Hazel to open "Finnin's Antiques" and to rethe from the 
active ministry. Even in retirement Bill retained his exacting standards of social justice and 
fairness — marked by a passion for redress for the "little people" in both society and the 
Church. This characteristic often brought him into conflict and tension with dear friends and 
colleagues, both in the Church and beyond. In 1985, when Hazel was diagnosed with cancer. 
Bill closed the antique store and attended to Hazel's needs at home until home care became 
impossible. Daily for more than three years Bill visited Hazel in the Amite Nursing Home, 
taking home-cooked meals and becoming for her, as well as for others in the nursing home, 
a vigorous patient-advocate and ombudsman insuring proper care. Even in retirement, his 
concern for the ethical demands of The Gospel often precipitated conflict and confrontation 
wherever he went. On Thursday, November 8, after one of a series of increasingly severe 
illnesses and with his children at his side. Bill passed life mto death, his own life complete. 
He will lovingly live in our memories. 

William M. Finnin, Jr., Th. D. 



FRED S. FLURRY 

(1910-1991) 



When Fred left us, we lost one of the loveliest Christian lives that has been produced 
by our Conference. It can be said, as of Abraham Lincoln, "A giant Oak Tree has fallen in 



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the woods and it has left a lonesome place against the sky." Fred was a delightful Christian 
minister, the epitome of all that we think appropriate in our ministers. 

Bom February 18, 1910, he was a preacher's kid. Being the son of a Methodist 
Minister during the depression fitted him for the hard times he would experience serving very 
poor and very small churches across Louisiana. He did not have to do this alone, however. 
In 1932, the very bottom of the Depression, he married Clarice Reeves, who was as sturdy and 
stable as he. 

They had three children who still rise up and call them blessed; Gloria, Joann and 
Fred Reeves Flurry. These children are very proud of their preacher parents, and have been 
a credit to the church through the years. 

Fred was licensed to preach in his father's church in Vremville, Mississippi. He 
served his first pastorate at Logtown, Mississippi. He did not stay in Mississippi very long, 
however. In 1936 he came to Louisiana and spent the rest of his ministry with us. Fred 
served small churches, circuits, and some of our very best congregations. He also served a 
term as Superintendent of the Alexandria District. During this period, he was a very much 
beloved chief pastor for a lot of ministers. Every preacher felt secure with Fred representing 
him in the Cabinet. 

His body was no match for his spirit. After a long and hard bout with cancer, he 
gave up the ghost and was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in Pineville. Henry Blount 
planned a beautiful service and it was conducted by his pastor, his District Superintendent, two 
of his favorite young ministers, and perhaps his oldest friend in the Conference. Tlie memorial 
service closed with the Hallelujah Chorus. This was very appropriate because Fred's life was 
a Hallelujah Chorus. 

Thank you, dear God, for lending us Fred. 

Jolly B. Harper 



BLACKMON L. HALL 

(1896-1990) 

There's an open gate at the end of the road, 
through which each must go alone; 

And there is a light we cannot see, our Father claims his own. 

Beyond the gate, your loved one finds happiness and rest, 
there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best; 

May the Lord at this time be with you and bring you comfort, 
hope, and peace. 

Rev. Blackmon Hall met the angels on Wednesday, September 26, 1990, early in the 
morning at 1:35 in Houma, Louisiana, at the age of 94. 



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Memorial services were held Wednesday, October 3, 1990, at Calvary United 
Methodist Church, Thibodaux, Louisiana. Rev. Louis Augustine officiated. Rev. Hall was 
bom August 30, 1896, in Natchitoches Parish. He was baptized at an early age. 

In the year 1932, he began his Christian journey of saving souls for Christ. On this 
Christian journey he worked faithfully for 37 years. Within those 37 years he pastored 29 
churches. In the year 1969, at the last Black Annual Conference at St. Paul United Methodist 
Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, he retired. 

He leaves to mourn his wife of 44 years, Lucy Hall; two daughters, Ethel Washington 
of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Mattie Scates of Compton, California; two sisters; one brother; 
one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; grandchildren; niece, nephews; relatives and friends. 

Servant of God, Well done! 

Thy glorious warfare's past; 

The battle's fought, the race is won. 

And thou art crowned at last. 

Louis Augustine, Jr. 



ROSALIE HINES (MRS. ARTHUR L.) 

(1908-1991) 

Rosalie Bernard Hines was bom, April 28, 1908 in Colfax, Louisiana to the late Joe 
and Joyce Bernard. She departed this life on April 28, 1991 in Alexandria, Louisiana. 

Mrs. Hines was converted at an early age. She joined the Wilton United Methodist 
Church where she served faithfully until she became disabled. 

During her active service, she served as a Communion Steward, Chairperson of Adult 
Ministries and was an avid worker in mission with the United Methodist Women and Sunday 
School. 

Mrs. Hines was ill for the time I served as her pastor at Wilton United Methodist 
Church, Alexandria. Whether my visit was with her in the home, in the hospital or in the 
nursing home, she would smile and say, "I'm still holding on." She anxiously waited to hear 
about the concerns of the church. She believed in prayer and always prayed a fervent prayer 
with me during my visits. 

She was married to the Rev. Arthur L. Hines, who preceded her in death. 

Her survivors include one son, Moses Ray Hines of Alexandria, Louisiana; two 
nieces, Geneva Williams and Sandra Young of Gretna, Louisiana; one nephew, Stanley Young, 
Gretna, Louisiana; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Dorothy W. Johnson 



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THOMAS A, HOOVER, JR. 

(1932-1990) 

"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. 
I have kept the faith". - II. Timothy 4:7 

These words epitomized the late Rev. Thomas Albert Hoover, Jr., a Minister and 
Educator, who was eulogized as a Man of Peace in a Service of Worship and Thanksgiving 
Saturday, August 18, 1990 at Williams United Methodist Church in New Orleans where he 
served as pastor. 

"Tommy", as he was affectionately and fondly called, was bom into a highly 
religiously oriented Methodist family from the union of Thomas A. Hoover, Sr. and the late 
Lizzie Boatner Hoover on June 9, 1932. He was united in Holy Matrimony with Gloria 
Williams on September 23, 1958, Two beautiful, scholarly and lovable daughters, Toni Marie 
and Lizell Hoover were bom to this union. His two sisters are Josie D. Burrows and Anita 
H. Cmmp. 

He embarked upon and ennobled the profession of teaching and served as the 
Assistant Principal of George Washington Carver Senior High School until his retirement in 
August. 

His mother prayed that he would receive a call to the ministry. Her prayers were 
answered and in a Christianly and splendidly singular way Tommy obeyed God's call and 
received his ministerial training at the Perkins School of Theology of Southem Methodist 
University. 

He was ordained as a minister in The United Methodist Church by the Louisiana 
Annual Conference and served as pastor of Shaw Temple United Methodist Church for thirteen 
years; his pastorate at Williams United Methodist Church was eleven years, until his death. 

Rev. Hoover's prophetic life style characterized his articulate mode of communicating 
the Gospel. His service was ecumenical in caring for people while participating in community 
activities. He served as treasurer of the Wesley Foundation at Tulane University. 

Being told of the severity of his illness in late July, Rev. Hoover uttered to his famQy 
his thanks to God Almighty for giving him 58 wonderful years, enabling him to accomplish 
all of his goals. He had great strength and courage which sustained him through the three 
weeks of his illness. 

Having lived a life of peace, it was very fitting that on the moming of August 15, 
1990, this God-fearing man of peace approached the ethereal blue skies of peace, to a peace 
which passeth all understanding, by the Prince of Peace, leaving this Requiem of his life that 



"It is in dying that we receive etemal life". 
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Tommy, we are thankful to you for the lessons you taught; the good you 
accomplished; the examples you set and the life you lived to the fullest. You were truly an 
ideal minister and educator! 

Anita Hoover Crump 

JESSIE R. HOWELL (MRS, HALLEYS C.) 

(1915-1990) 

Mrs. Jessie R. Howell was bom February 23, 1915, in Pikeville, Kentucky, a daughter 
of William and Melissa Bell Sturgill Rogers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 
fifty-five years, The Rev. Halleys C. Howell, on January 4, 1990. 



Jessie and Halleys Howell had an outstanding ministry in the Kentucky Conference, 
being recognized with the coveted "Pastor of the Year" designation for the Conference in the 
1959-60 Conference year. This honor followed their work in literally bringing back to life 
a congregation that was down to meeting occasionally in a private home in Frenchburg, 
Kentucky. In the early 1960s Jessie and Halleys transferred into the Louisiana Conference, 
where they served until his retirement. Their ministry touched many lives in eight 
appointments throughout Louisiana. It was my happy privilege to be their District 
Superintendent as they served the Baker Church in the Baton Rouge District, and to know 
them as warm friends and dedicated colleagues. It was an honor to be allowed to write the 
memoir for Halleys a year ago, and to repeat the privilege for Jessie at this time. 

In addition to her parsonage life and church responsibilities, Jessie Howell also was 
employed by and retired from the Woolco Department Store chain. Her energy and ability 
were spent in producing and caring for her family, and serving her God with a warm heart. 
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Janice H. Metcalf of Clinton, Maryland; two 
granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. It is beautiful to know that the family began 
to expect the second great-granddaughter just shortly after Halley's death, and that little Lauren 
Nicole Chriest was bom the day after Jessie's funeral service. Death is truly swallowed up in 
victory when we see new life follow to replace those who precede us in entering God's planned 
immortality. 

Jessie's devoted care for Halleys in his illness during the last ten years of his life 
indicates the joy that they must now know as they celebrate life that shall endless be without 
illness or limit. She died September 14, 1990, and was buried m Forest Memorial Park near 
Milton, West Virginia, beside her beloved Halleys. We praise and thank God for her life on 
this earth and her entry into etemity. 

D. L. McGuire 



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ALLEAN JENNINGS (MRS. LEE C.) 

(1903-1990) 

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saint." 

Psalm 116:15 

Allean Jennings was bom August 17, 1903, the fifth of five children of the late 
Christopher and Catherine Carper. She made her Christian Confession and united with the 
New Light Methodist Episcopal Church under the pastorate of Reverend W. R. London, Sr. 
In later years, she became a member of the Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church, where 
her husband pastored and she served faithfully until her health failed. 

In January, 1922, she was married to the Reverend Lee C. Jennings. She was the 
mother of three children. One daughter, Ruby Logan, preceded her in death. 

She was a devoted wife who stood steadfast by her husband in all his endeavors. She 
was a loving and caring mother who trained her children to love and serve God. She was 
quiet and unassuming and loved by all who came in contact with her. 



On Tuesday, July 17, 1990 at 11:00 p.m. at the Willis Knighton Medical Center, this 
dear, beloved and faithful servant passed away. Her beautiful life will be forever cherished 
in the hearts of those who knew her. 

She lives to cherish her memories, her husband. Rev. Lee C. Jennings, her son. Hardy 
and his wife Elizabeth, her daughter, Blanche, a host of cousins and one niece. 

"Come and Rest" 

God said you were getting weary, so He did what 

He thought best. 

He came and stood beside you and whispered, 

"Come and Rest" 
You bade no one a last farewell not even a goodbye, 
You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. 

Gretchen Claiborne 



THOMAS F, KING 

(1898-1990) 

T.F. King was bom in the Yorkshire city of Leeds, England on January 13, 1898 and 
died on October 11, 1990 in Fredonia, Kansas. 

He was the son of Thonxas W. King and Annie Smith, the brother of six sisters, and 
the uncle of many nieces and nephews still residing in England. He was the father of Jean 



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Vorhees, Fredonia, Kansas and the Rev. Jack King (Indiana Conference) presently serving in 
Seoul, Korea. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive Rev. King. 

Fred, as he was commonly called, felt the call to preach and at age seventeen he was 
granted his local preacher's license. When World War I began, he answered his call and 
served for three years in the British Army. After the war he returned to Cliff College, a 
preparatory college for ministerial students. He did additional work at Southern Methodist 
University and Perkins School of Theology after he came to America. 

Before coming to America, in 1923 he served as an assistant pastor in a Methodist 
Church in Belfast, Ireland. He learned of appointments being available m the Louisiana 
Conference, applied, and was appointed to the Jeanerette-Patterson Charge. A year later 
Berwick was added to his charge. It was in Berwick that he met the church organist, Henrietta 
Brown. They were married October 26, 1926. Other appointments he served were Lake 
Arthur, Sulphur, Bunkie, Ida, New Orleans and a second appointment in Berwick. He left the 
conference for a few years and served churches in Texas and Oklahoma. He and Henrietta 
returned to Berwick to retke and lived there until 1978, when they moved to Kansas to be near 
their daughter. Mrs. King still lives there. 

In writing about his dad, his son Jack had these words to say, "In his own quiet way 
he was courageous. He left the land of his birth for a new and unknown land. Here in 
America, he took a stand on the question of wars of aggression and he was denied American 
citizenship for a time because of it. He left his denominational home for a few years to protest 
against trends he thought were wrong. His decisions were based on what he felt was right, 
not what was easy." 

He was never very well known away from his home, but he had friends and 
supporters wherever he pastored. Many have felt he was a great help to them. In his years 
of retirement, he had a good ministry of teaching Bible classes and preaching as a supply 
pastor. 

When I saw him in August, he shared that he had had a good life. He was neither 
rich nor famous, but he had all he needed for fulfillment. He served God faithfully in the 
ways that he understood. He was true to his beliefs as he understood them. He never 
waivered from what he believed was the truth of the gospel. 

As his pastor for five years, I can say a hearty "Amen" to all his son said and to any 
other good thing that may be added. Brother Fred was a gentle man in his demeanor and a 
gentleman in his application of life. 

"Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou mto the joy of the Lord." 

George H. Sherman, Jr. 



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DOROTHY G. LANKFORD (MRS. FRANK C.) 

(1912-1991) 

Mother was bom on June 22, 1912 in lUinois. She was the younger of two 
daughters. As a small child growing up, she would stand in the window and cry until someone 
took her to church on Sundays. She moved to little Rock, Arkansas when she was 13. This 
move came about after her father's untimely death. It was in Little Rock that she met Frank 
C. Lankford. Mother was a promising artist whose creative works were displayed occasionally 
in MacArthur Park. After their marriage, my parents moved to Louisiana. This was to 
become their home for the remainder of their lives. Along with Dad, Mother accepted the call 
into a life of ministry. This ministry, for the most part, took place in the southern part of 
Louisiana. A devoted wife and mother, she spent the vast majority of her life giving of herself 
to others. In addition to a supportive and charitable life in the ministry. Mother found time 
to be extremely active in Civil Defense during World War II and in the PTA during the 
growing years of both of her surviving children. (Tragedy darkened her life, resulting in the 
loss of three children. Thus, George and I are the only two of five who survived.) Although 
the ministry kept my parents on the move. Mother maintained her membership in the Order 
of the Eastern Star in Monroe, Louisiana. In addition to her children, Mother is survived by 
four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

It was Mother's last request that she be buried in a manner similar to that in which 
she lived. She never wanted recognition or praise for what she did for others. She never liked 
to have a "big fuss" made over her. Her funeral was a simple gravesite committal, like Dad, 
her passing was quiet and uneventful, but her works will live on forever in the lives she 
touched. She will be greatly missed. 

Dorothy Lynn Lankford Sullivan 



CLARA T. MCCOY (MRS. ISIAH L.) 

(1918-1990) 

Clara Touissant McCoy was bom in Tolbert, Louisiana on August 7, 1918, to the late 
Janie and William Touissant. She departed this life Sunday, September 23, 1990, at 2:45 p.m. 

She was married to the late Rev. Isiah Lewis McCoy for forty-eight years. 

She was a devoted Christian, full and responsible member of Christ's holy church, 
St. Peter United Methodist Church, now pastored by Rev. Ernest E. Scott, for her entire life. 

She was enrolled in the Ester Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 114 for 
twenty-seven years and the Royal and Exalted Order of Amaranth Degree Court 22 for nine 
years. 

She was the wife of Rev. Isiah McCoy, who officiated over the following churches: 
LeJeune-Lobdell Circuit; St. Paul-Scott Circuit; Hartzell Methodist Church, Shiloh Circuit; 
Melville-Palmetto Circuit; Wesley Ray-Live Oak Circuit; Mary's Chapel, Angle Circuit. 



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She is survived by two sons, Mr. Gamer Lewis McCoy, Sr. and Mr. Isiah Bumell 
McCoy, both of Maringouin, Louisiana; three daughters, Mrs. Janie Shephard of New Orleans, 
Louisiana; Mrs. Hariett Billbrew of San Diego, California and Mrs. Letitia Marion Hill of 
Maringouin, Louisiana; two aunts, Mrs. Emma Smith of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Mrs. 
Margaret Wrought of Covington, Louisiana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leona Johnson McCoy; 
and a son-in-law, Mr. Marcus D. Hill, Sr. of Maringouin, Louisiana; a godson, Walker 
Jackson, Jr. of Angle, Louisiana; two goddaughters, Mrs. LaShondra Peters of Angle, 
Louisiana and Mrs. Leuisiana Jackson of Maringouin, Louisiana; a host of close relatives and 
friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Janie and William Touissant; her husband. 
Rev. Isiah McCoy; and two sons, Leroy and Eric McCoy. 



GLENDON R. MESSER 

(1918-1990) 

Glendon Messer was my friend and my colleague across the years. 

He was bom June 29, 1918 in Downsville, Louisiana. He served in the Armed 
Forces during World War II and worked for Standard Oil Company for a number of years 
before he left to seek his calling in the ministry. 

He served churches throughout his ministerial education while at Louisiana State 
University and Perkins School of Theology. 

In Louisiana he served Elysian Fields United Methodist Church; First United 
Methodist Church in Amite; First United Methodist Church, I>ake Arthur; St. Paul's United 
Methodist Church, Baton Rouge; First United Methodist Church, Winnsboro; Simpson United 
Methodist Church, Lake Charles; Istrouma United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge; Friendship 
United Methodist Church and Corbin United Methodist Church, Walker. 

He married Maijorie Marshall of San Francisco, Califomia and leaves a loving son 
and daughter, Michael Glynn and Natalie Jean. 

He was best known to me as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Amite and 
in his retirement where he came to be a part of First United Methodist Church in Hammond. 
While there, he shared our dreams and our projects and all of our activities. He served our 
church without pay, visiting the sick and shutins, and substituting for the pastor at Sunday 
services, weddings, and funerals. He did this out of a sense of love for the church and the 
people of the church and, at his own request, without remuneration. He attended our 
committee meetings, our board meetings and was a part of the life of the church in every way. 
He participated in the Sunday sermons when the pastor was speaking by annunciating loud 
"Amen" when a point in the message pleased him. He was never far away when his help was 
needed and will never be away at all in our hearts and minds. 

One of the most distinctive things about his ministry was his teaching about what it 
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He always emphasized when he left the church that he loved the people of the 
church, but he always emphasized to the congregations that he was leaving that they must love 
his successor and help his successor. 

He was one of the greatest sources of strength to his successors in the ministry of any 
minister I know. 

He will be sorely missed by family, but also sorely missed by his friends. 

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them 
who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 

Tom Matheny 



TAMMY J. MILTON (MRS. WILLIAM S.) 

(1942-1990) 

Tammy Comalander Milton was for all who knew and loved her one of God's caring 
people. She was bom in Shreveport, Louisiana, December 29, 1942. It was there that she met 
Spill er — he a Centenary student and she completing her high school education. They were 
married on July 10, 1962. Spiller took his bride to their first parsonage in Boyce where he 
was the summer student pastor. Their early years together included seminary at Emory and 
Iliff. Tammy was ever at his side as helpmate, confidant, and gracious hostess in pastorates 
throughout Louisiana and Arkansas. She also worked with Spiller in the mission field at Dulac 
Community Center. 

During their years together. Tammy and Spiller opened both their homes and their 
hearts to many. Often times, you would find someone living with them for one reason or 
another. Her hospitality extended to the church family as well as to the community. Tammy 
is best remembered in many congregations as a gracious hostess, welcoming people to the 
church or parsonage for a delicious meal and delightful fellowship. 



Tammy had a very compassionate nature. She nourished her desire to help people 
by working in the field of health care. Tammy pursued her dream of becoming a nurse and 
completed the course for licensed practical nurses while in Crowley. Twice before she had 
begun to study nursing but was interrupted by a change in pastorates. She combined her 
nursing and her work for the Lord serving as Home Health Visitor in Dulac, as camp nurse 
and as nurse for UMW School of Christian Mission. Tammy was also active in the hospice 
movement. She felt her gifts best used m nursing the terminally ill. 

Her two sons, William Thomas (Tim) and Jeffery Matthew (Jeff) were her pride and 
joy. Tammy knew when her time on earth was growing short and she was so thankful that 
her sons had become fine young men. In preparing for the end, Tammy was sustained by her 
strong faith in God, was thankful for the life she had been granted, and was able to let Spiller, 
Tim, Jeff, family and friends know of her faith and love. 



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Death came as a friend at 6 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 1990. Rev. Mrs. Carole 
Cotton- Winn and the Rev. W. W. Smith led a celebration of Tammy's life for her multitude 
of friends. I celebrate because she is my friend and her faith sustains me until we meet again. 

Judy Rountree 

ALLEN E, MYERS 

(1900-1990) 

life for Rev. Allen Myers was beautiful because of the love he had for God, the 
church and his fellow man. He remembered that God had sustained him through the years and 
always wanted others to try God, for he knew that God could fix whatever needed fixing. 

Rev. Myers accepted the call of God, and spent over fifty years pastoring and serving 
his people. Moving to different locations gave him the opportunity to meet different people, 
building fi-iendships for his family, but more importantly, winning souls for Christ. Being a 
part of the Louisiana Conference was for him a blessed delight. He got courage and strength 
from others. This helped him in his Christian life, and helped him as a chaplain at Huey P. 
Long hospital in Pineville, Louisiana. He brought laughter, inspiration and encouraging words 
to all he met. 

The last phase of his ministry was carried out at the Silver Threads Nursing Center 
in Houston, Texas; where he was a resident. Each day, he reminded them of God's goodness. 
The prophet Jeremiah says it best: 

It is because of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His 
compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is thy 
faithfulness. The Lord \s my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope 
in him. The Lord is good unto those who wait for him. It is good that a 
man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. 
Lamentations 3:22-26. 



end. 



Rev. Myers was an example and exemplified love, hope, peace and trust to the very 



Mr. and Mrs. Japhus Myers 



JOSEPH MILLER POLEDORE 

(1960^1990) 

1093 

Rev. Joseph Miller Poledore was bom from the union of the late Jerry and Kezia 
Poledore on March 31, 1898 in Jeanerette, Louisiana. He died December 19, 1990. He was 
preceded in death by Laura Poledore, his lovely and devoted wife of fifty-four years. From 
the union of this holy matrimony six children were bom; four daughters, Mrs. Melvina Taylor, 
Mrs. Mildred Brown, Mrs. Glara Daniel, Mrs. Linda Rubbins; two sons, Mr. Memphis 
Poledore and Mr. Jerry Poledore. 



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Miller Poledore attended the public schools of Saint Mary Parish and lived his entire 
life in the area known as "Four Comers." Miller was baptized in 1923 by the late Rev. Kellog 
Mitchell of Saint John Baptist Church in Four Comers. 

A few years after his baptism, Miller felt the call by God to preach God's word. He 
answered the call in 1926 as a Baptist minister in Saint John Baptist Church of Four Comers. 
He ministered there for four years. In 1930, Miller felt an inward call to change denomination. 
He transferred his membership from Saint John Baptist Church to Saint Paul Methodist Church 
in Jeanerette, Louisiana and there he began his seminary studies at Gulfside, Mississippi. 

He received his license to preach in 1932, his deacon order was conferred upon him 
in 1948 and in 1958 he was ordained an elder in The Louisiana Annual Conference. 

During his tenure as a minister some of the churches he served were: Union (Four 
Comers), Saint Matthew (Patoutville), Walmsley (Morgan City), Mason (Berwick), Godman 
(Charenton) and Mount Zion (Freetown). 

During his ministry as a pastor. Rev. Miller Poledore also worked at Sterling Sugar 
Mill in Franklin, LA; he worked as a farmer and he also worked at Black Carbon Plant in 
Louise, LA., from which he retired in the late 60s. 

Rev. Poledore was loved, respected and appreciated by most people who knew him 
because he was never too busy to give of himself to the needs of others. Those who knew 
him well in the community in which he lived and the communities which he served as pastor | 
called him "Pop" because he became the spiritual father of the communities which he served. 

To his wife he was a faithful, good and devoted husband; to his children he was a I 
father and a very special kind of father because he was a provider and a counselor. And most | 
of all he was there when needed to answer their many calls and cries. 

He retired from the Ijjuisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church 
in the mid or early 70s, but remained a preacher of God's word until his death. He served as| 
pastor emeritus of Mount Zion, the charge from which he retired. He preached and rendered 
services to the church and community until his death as pastor emeritus. 

In our conversations he would always end with these words, and I quote, "I know that 
the time won't be too long before I go home to meet my God." This reminded me so much 
of the words of Paul, when he said, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the 
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that 
love his appearing." (II Timothy 4:7-8) 

Fulton A. Raymond, Sr. 



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WILLIAM J. REID 

(1904-1991) 

My earliest memory of Bill and Susie Reid go back to a get-together of my family 
and their family. Bill was leaving for the Army to be a chaplain, and we were saying good- 
bye for awhile. Through the years, I have known Bill to be a faithful servant of God and a 
minister that set a pattern of life we could all accept as a role model. 

William Jackson Reid was bom March 29, 1904, in Bonham, Texas. He graduated 
from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma with a B.A. in 1931. On August 15, 
1931, he married Margaret Ann Wills, known to most of us as "Susie." Bill's first appointment 
was in Lexington, Oklahoma. He transferred to the North Texas Conference in 1934 to attend 
School of Theology at SMU and received his B.D. degree m 1937. Upon graduation, he 
moved to the Louisiana Conference serving at Rayville until the beginning of World War II. 
He was commissioned as Chaplain in the U.S. Army on January 17, 1942, and served in the 
82nd Airborne Division until December 25, 1945. At that time, he remained Ln the Reserve 
Army and was called back to active duty on September 10, 1950, for the Korean Conflict. 

During World War II, Bill was assigned as Chaplin to the 82nd Airborne Division. 
His first combat jump was during the Sicily campaign as his plane was shot out of the sky. 
Bill was among those of the 82nd Airborne Division which landed behind enemy lines four 
hours before the massive Normandy landing. It was in this campaign that Bill was awarded 
the Bronze Star for his conduct in action. 

Following World War II, Bill returned to Louisiana serving in Amite and DeRidder. 
He was recalled to active service as Chaplain during the Korean War. He served in Japan and 
Okinawa. 

Bill and Susie returned to Louisiana in 1959. This was a time of great tension m 
Louisiana over the presentation of Civil Rights for all people. To quote the Chaplain presiding 
during Bill's funeral service, "Bill was a fighter and a soldier of the Lord. He received and 
endured considerable opposition and threats for his persistent preaching of the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ concerning human rights, human dignity, and a Gospel of love." 

His daughter, Anne Carter, remarks, "The above is right; he sure kept us moving a 
lot." His son-in-law, Donald Ray Carter, spoke of him, "He is like a missionary in a foreign 
land." 

Marisu Fenton, his youngest daughter, spoke on behalf of the family during the 
funeral service. Some of her thoughts and remembrances expressed were: 

"His support of the Civil Rights movement during the 60s made him unpopular and 
our lives often uncomfortable. Yet, even at the darkest moments, Daddy could make 
us laugh and forget for awhile that hate and injustice seemed overwhelming." 

The children of Bill and Susie are: Anne R. Carter, William M. Reid and Marisu R. 
Fenton. 

Churches Bill served in Louisiana are: Rayville, Amite, DeRidder, Plaquemine, 



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Denham Springs, Horsehoe Drive (Alexandria), Berwick, Oakdale, Maplewood and Vivian. 

The Reids retired in Mountain Home, Arkansas where bill served as minister of 
visitation at the First United Methodist Church. In July 1989, they moved to the Air Force 
Village II in San Antonio, Texas. There, on January 22, 1991, Bill died. 

To quote from remarks by his daughter, Marisu, "So apologies to Frank Kapra, let 
me rewrite and use a line from one of my favorite movies, It's a Wonderful TJfe : Here's to 
Bill Reid, the richest man in town." 

James M. Poole 



AMY G. RORIE (MRS. THOMAS O., JR.) 

(1893-1991) 

Amy Galloway Rorie died on May 9, 1991, in Virginia, Beach, Virginia, where she 
had resided since 1975 with her daughter, Mrs. Harold C. Brown, Sr. Bom in Cabot, Arkansas 
on January 21, 1893, she was the daughter of Benjamin John Galloway and Alice Ragland. 
Her survivors include her daughter, her sister, Mrs. L. E. Ross, five grandchildren and eight 
great-grandch ildren . 

She was the widow of the Rev. Thomas O. Rorie, Jr., a minister in the Louisiana 
Conference for several years, and the mother of Rev. Kenneth Glen Rorie, also a minister in 
the conference, who preceded her in death m 1985. 

Amy Rorie was a truly remarkable person in ways that best became apparent to those 
who took the time to know her well. As the wife of a minister called upon to move often, and 
with little notice, she exemplified the best qualities of loyalty and devotion to duty in what 
were often difficult circumstances. Through it all, in a quiet, patient, loving and graceful 
manner she lived a life that was an inspiration and an example. 

This is not to say that Amy Rorie was not an active participant in life or in the world 
around her; to the contrary, her inquiring mind and her thirst for knowledge, her interest in her 
family, her many friends, her church, and the world in which she lived were with her to the 
end. When one considers her experiences as a young woman and then as a wife and mother 
in very different times, and the changes that occurred in her lifetime, her abillity to be a part 
of life about her in the fullest sense even in the 90s and her 90s was a constant source of 
amazement to us all. 

The time spent in her garden, where she daily brought about miracles, was a special 
joy to her. Her story-telling ability, which she shared with her family and friends, brought 
special joy to them as well as a better understanding of family and of different times. While 
it is possible that someone in this generation will be able to pass to the next generation the 
same facts that she left with us, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for any of us to carry out 
that task with the remarkable recall, sense of place and time, wit, and humor as did our 
beloved "Nanny". She will be missed. 

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MR. T.C. TAP' SHEPHERD 

(HUSBAND OF REV. LINDA SHEPHERD) 

(1929-1991) 

Mr. T.C. Shepherd, affectionately known as Tap', was bom in Haynesville, Louisiana 
on July 17, 1929. He was the husband of Rev. Linda Shepherd and the father of three - 
Tonimy, Regina and Susan. Tap had five grandchildren. 

After a long bout with cancer Tap went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 
28, 1991. Funeral Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Blanchard 
where he had been a member for many years. His pastor. Rev. Ellen Montegudo, assisted by 
his brother-in-law. Rev. L. Gray Wilson, held a victorious celebration that lifted the Christ 
to whom Tap gave his life many years before. 

It was my pleasure to have been his pastor in my first appointment. He and his wife, 
Linda, were present for every service that was held. My earliest memory of Tap was his 
faithfulness, not just being in worship, but to his presence every Tuesday, Thursday and 
Saturday helping to build the new church. 

Tap was a man of 'dry wit' that generated much laughter to all those around him. He 
was so pleasant to be with. 

Tap loved the out of doors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. It was always 
fun to hear him rehash his 'fish stories' and his hunting adventures. 

Tap loved his family. He was very supportive of his wife Linda when she answered 
the 'call' to preach and became pastor of the Rodessa United Methodist Church. He not only 
participated in her services of worship - he joined the church there. 

Tap Shepherd will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him, especially his family 
(five grandchildren) and his church. We thank God for sending Tap our way. His coming has 
made his community a better place to live, his family a stronger one and his church a more 
faithful one. 

John M. Lee 

CAESAR D, SMALL 

(1894-1990) 

Rev. C, D. Small was bom 98 years ago on July 18, 1894, m Jefferson Parish, 
Louisiana. As a child he attended church services with his mother in the mornings at Ross 
United Methodist Church, and with his father in the evenings at First Zion Baptist Church. 
At the age of 10, Rev. Small received Christ into his life at Ross UMC. 

He was educated in the Orleans Parish School Systems and was graduated from New 
Orleans University. He started his preaching career at an early age and pastored his first 
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When Rev. Small returned home to Louisiana in the early thirties, he was appointed 
to St. Philip United Methodist Church in New Orleans. Other pastorates included 
Donaldsonville-Pineville and in New Orleans the Hartzell, Shaw Temple, Ross and WQliams 
United Methodist Churches. Rev. Small was blessed with many gifts, and he utilized them 
to the fullest. It is said that during his prime he could "set a church on fire" with his powerful 
and dynamic preaching. 

During his tenure at St. Philip, he promoted and helped to build the present church 
in 1937 and was instrumental in the remodeling of the church in 1967 before he retired from 
St. Philip in 1968. He was also responsible for the remodeling of the Shaw Temple, Ross and 
Williams churches. 

After retirement Rev. Small remained active at St. Philip and other neighboring 
churches until shortly before his death, moving about without transportation. He was a regular 
"man about town", walking from church to church each Sunday. Everyone along his route 
knew him. 

On September 26, 1990, he walked his last mile and joined in death his wife, the late 
Thelma Chapman Small. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Williams and Claire 
Williams; step children, Melba Mitchell, Emile Brown, Anita Webb, and Joyce Anderson; 20 
grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. 

If I walk in the pathway of duty, 

If I work till the close of the day; 

I shall see the King in his beauty 

When I've gone the last mile of the way. 

I will rest at the close of the day, 

and I know there are joys that await me 

When I've gone the last mile of the way. 

by Johnson Oatman Jr. & Wm Edie Marks 1936 

Rev. Marva L. Mitchell 

ESTHER C, STAPLETON (MRS, O, CLIFTON) 

(1896-1991) 

Esther Cutler Stapleton was bom on November 14, 18% in Needham, Massachusetts. 
Her family traced their ancestry back to Colonial days. One of her ancestors served in the Old 
North Church m Boston. 

As a young woman, Esther decided to devote her life to the service of her Lord and 
was sent out to the West, in the Wyoming area, to work as a missionary with young children. 
Her accounts of some of her adventures there would have made an interesting historical 
account of that place and time. Riding horseback to deal with the local Indian papulation 
added excitement to her daily work. Later she would meet and marry the Reverend O. Clifton 
Stapleton. Together they served churches in Texas and soon came to the Louisiana Conference 
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having cancer, they retired to a Methodist Retired Minister's home in Ruston. They were later 
advised to move to Florida for health reasons. 

Esther continued to teach in the Jacksonville school district where she enjoyed the 
relationship with young children. Her happiest memories were of being in a classroom filled 
with children. 

Even though they had been retired to Florida over thirty years, they decided to return 
to live out their days at Live Oak Retirement Center in Shreveport so that they could again be 
in the Louisiana Conference where they had lovingly served their Church. Here, together, they 
spent several years tending their garden, happily watching their flowers bloom. Following her 
husband's death, Esther remained at Live Oak and was in relatively good health until a sudden 
illness ended her life on Good Friday, March 29, 1991. 



The Stapletons had no children, but will be remembered by all those whose lives they 



touched. 



Joy Dunkelman 

LILLA H. TISDALE (MRS, WILLIAM O.) 

(1902-1990) 

Lilla Tisdale, 88, of 320 N. Ripley Road, died Tuesday, July 17, 1990, at her home 
following a lengthy illness. I 

Bom March 15, 1902, in Shongaloo, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Jim and Ada 
McKinzie Hilbum. Formerly of Springhill, Louisiana, she was a resident of El Dorado, 
Arkansas for 17 years. She was a housewife and a member of St. Paul United Methodist 
Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. W. O. Tisdale, a United 
Methodist minister. 

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Clara Phillips of El Dorado; two sisters, Mrs. 
Ethel Chambers of Magnolia and Mrs. Lela Baucum of Shreveport, La.; two brothers, Clell 
Hilbum of Springhill, La. and George Hilbum of Cotton Valley, La.; one grandchild; and two 
great-grandchQdren. 

Funeral was at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Revs. Don Nolley and 
Larry R. Williams officiating. Burial was in Wares Chapel Cemetery in Haynesville, La., 
under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado. 

Clara L Phillips 



MAMYE C. WADE (MRS. GILBERT H,, JR.) 

(1928-1990) 
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Louisiana. She was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana College in Hammond, Louisiana 
where she majored in voice and piano. She did graduate study at Southern Methodist 
University. 

For over 20 years Mamye taught voice and music in the public schools of Louisiana 
and Texas. She later enjoyed a career in investments and real estate. 

It was while she was a student at Southeastern that Mamye met the man who was to 
become her husband, Gilbert H. Wade. Their marriage was blessed by four children; Gilbert 
III, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Bruce. 

In 1961 Gilbert felt called to give up his teaching career and enter seminary to 
prepare for serving the local church. Mamye supported this decision totally. Perhaps it was 
because she had such deep roots in Methodism. Her grandfather was a Methodist Minister and 
she had grown up taking a very active part in the life of her local church Ln Ponchatoula. 

When Gilbert went into the ministry, Mamye became the perfect compliment of his 
efforts. While Gilbert preached and taught, Mamye directed choirs, played piano and organ, 
participated m and led bell choirs, and worked in United Methodist Women. 

The churches they served felt blessed by this quiet but strong helpmate to their pastor. 
Her well-organized life, calm presence, and attractive appearance always enhanced the places 
she lived. She slipped away into the Mystery almost a year ago on July 30, 1990, but her 
influence is still felt by those who knew and loved this lady of quiet dignity and deep beauty. 

Chris Andrews 



WILLEBALD RUDOLF (W.R.) WENDT 

(1897-1991) 

W.R. Wendt was a man of humble beginnings. He was bom in Brookshire, Texas, 
on December 19, 1897. He received the call to preach while attending a tent revival near 
Brookshire. 

He attended Blin College (High School) m Brenham, Texas. There he met his wife 
of 64 years, Maybelle Dallmeyer. They were married on New Years Day, 1924. She preceded 
him in death in April of 1988. 

Brother Wendt was a graduate of Central Wesleyan College of Warrenton, Missouri, 
and Garrett Divinity School. He was ordained in Northern Illinois m 1925. He served 
churches in Illinois and Missouri until 1934 when he was appointed to the Jennings Charge 
in the Louisiana Conference. He served Columbia, Logansport, Bossier City First Church, 
New Iberia, Springhill, and Wynn Memorial in Shreveport before retiring in 1963. 

Brother Wendt was a quiet, gentle pastor who radiated a spiritual quality of great 
strength and, at the same time, great compassion. His ministry could be characterized as one 
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Under his leadership Bossier City First Church nearly doubled in membership from 
500 members in 1947 to almost 1000 in 1952. During his tenure there the little white wooden 
church was replaced with a large, gracious brick church in downtown Bossier City. Yet with 
all of this growth, and its attendant building project, Brother Wendt's peaceful, patient, wise, 
spirit enabled that congregation to have harmony with enthusiasm. 

Three children were bom to the Wendts: Dr. William W. Wendt, Sr. of McQueeney, 
Texas, Mrs. Vivian Wendt Langhorst of Shreveport, and Rev. Stephen F. Wendt of Haughton. 
Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survived him. 

Brother Wendt died on April 25, 1991. Services were held at Mangum Memorial 
United Methodist Church where, in life, his presence and prayers blessed many. Interment was 
in Forrest Park West, Shreveport. 

Larry Robertson 



ETHEL C. WHITE (MRS, H. K.) 

(1910-1991) 

Called from our ranks of faithful servants was Mrs. Ethel Code White. She was the 
widow of Rev. W. K. White, Jr. She began her new life on January 20, 1991. 

Mrs. White was bom on December 18, 1910 to Moses Code and Dolly Jamerson 
Code in northwest Louisiana m DeSoto Parish. On December 27, 1933 she became the bride 
of Rev. H. K. White, Jr. They resided in Frierson, Louisiana; they had eight children. 

She unselfishly supported her husband's sixteen years (1951-1967) of ministry. They 
traveled quite a bit on Sundays to serve: Pilgrim's Rest in Minden, Robinson Chapel in 
Caspiana, Rosa Chapel in Marthaville, and St. Paul/Emmuel/Mt. Zion in Campti. 

Her family's lives are painted with indelible memories of a quiet, well-spent life. 
Emma W. Hunter of Shreveport, Hanna W. Allen of Oklahoma City, OK, lizzie White of 
Grambling, Mary Ann Perkins of Dallas, TX, the twins, Juliette White of Dallas, TX and 
Jeanette W. Clark of Shreveport, Sallie Marie White and Willie James White of Frierson attest 
that their lives are meaningful because of their mother's strength and wisdom. They have love 
for God and mankind because of the high ideals taught to them by their loving mother. 

After her husband's passing, she joined the Fairfield United Methodist Church in 
Shreveport. She lived and loved Methodism. She served as a Communion Stewardess and 
was a member of the United Methodist Women. 

I cherish the kindness, love, and understanding that Mrs. White extended to me as 
her pastor. Thank God for the priceless gem, Ethel Code White. 

Willie E. Jackson, Jr. 



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XII. Reports 

A. REPORTS OF PROGRAM BOARDS 

Conference Council on Ministries 

Louisiana CrossLines 

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Committee 

Louisiana Legislative Liaison Committee 

Media Resource Center 

Board of Church and Society 

Board of Discipleship 

Board of Global Ministries 

Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

Board of Laity 

United Methodist Men 

United Methodist Women 

Commission on Archives and History 

Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Commission on Religion and Race 

Conmiission on the Status and Role of Women 

Committee on Special Ministries 

B. REPORTS OF BOARDS OF MINISTRY 

Board of Diaconal Ministry 
Board of Ordained Ministry 

C. REPORTS OF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS 

Conference Council on Finance and Administration 

Statement of Assets and Fund Balances 

Board of Pensions 

Statistician's Condensed Report 

Commission on Equitable Salaries 

Ministers' Emergency Aid Fund 

United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana 

D. ORGANIZATIONS & AGENCIES 

Conmiittee on Courtesies 
Committee on Episcopacy 
Louisiana Interchurch Conference 
Louisiana Moral & Civic Foundation 
Retired Ministers Homes Board, Inc. 
Committee on Conference Rules 

E. CONFERENCE CENTER 

Report to the Annual Conference 
Articles of Incorporation 

F. CONFERENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

G. PETITIONS 



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A. REPORTS OF PROGRAM BOARDS 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 

1990-91 has been a great year for Louisiana Methodism — maybe the best ever! A 
bold claim, to be sure, but anything less does not adequately express the extraordinary 
experience of our Annual Conference since last we met. While continuing the fine work and 
witness for Christ underway, in just twelve months, congregations across the state have birthed 
new vision, planned future ministry, covenanted with God and one another, gathered in 
celebration and renewal, and so much more! 

It all began when the Conference voted at the 1990 session to adopt the emphasis 
VISION 2000 as a means of giving direction and a challenge to our local churches. The 
purpose of this initiative was to help congregations as they moved toward examining and 
reclaiming their call to Christian ministry. The hope was declared when seYen signs of vitah'ty 
for local congregations were established as marks of Christian servanthood. 

At a fall meeting, the Conference Council next selected two of these signs of vitality 
as the 1990-91 VISION 2000 priorities. Chosen were A Elan for Ministry and Meaningful 
Bible Study, and soon work was underway to resource Louisiana Methodists in these 
endeavors. A series of training sessions was held, one in each district, to introduce a local 
church process of planning for ministry. Each church was asked to involve the congregation 
in "listening posts" that would lead toward establishing a local church statement of its mission, 
vision for the year 2000, and tasks for 1991. Later these statements were to be brought to a 
statewide "Gathering" as a sign of the mutual commitment among Methodists to revitalize our 
ministry and mission. 

The priority on Meaningful Bible Study was introduced through a training seminar 
on the DISCIPLE Bible Study of The United Methodist Church. The Council on Ministries, 
the Board of Discipleship, and the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana joined in the 
sponsorship of this meaningful event by providing scholarships for representatives from 
churches that had not previously participated in the DISCIPLE program. The response was 
most gratifying. One hundred and seven Louisiana United Methodists attended the training 
held in Baton Rouge on February 14-16, 1991. Of those participating, sixty-one were new 
church enrollments from congregations now preparing to begin their first in a growing number 
of small Bible Study groups. 

With these steps taken toward addressing 1991's VISION 2000 priorities (along with 
ongoing programs of the various Boards and Agencies underway — see below), the stage was 
set for the most exciting Conference event of the year — The Irtuisiana Gathering held in Baton 
Rouge on March 9th. This all-conference worship experience will long be remembered as a 
modem day camp meeting for Louisiana United Methodists. With eleven thousand coming 
together in the Riverside Centroplex, this was perhaps the largest gathering of United 
Methodists ever assembled at one time in one place! The two-thousand voice adult choir, the 
six-hundred youth singers, the local church banner processional, the beautifully-designed and 
"Methodist-made" worship center, the preaching of Dr. Zan Holmes and Bishop Richard 
Wilke, the local church covenants, the renewal of baptismal vows by all participating United 



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Methodist Christians and the renewal of vows of ordination and consecration by the clergy and 
diaconal ministers of the Conference — all combined to provide a revival experience unlike any 
other! Added to this was the impressive response of over seventy people who declared their 
interest in representative ministry. Then, on Sunday, March 10th, the revival contmued as the 
local churches throughout our state held services of renewing baptismal vows and 
recovenanting. Surely the impact of this weekend will continue to reap blessings for our 
conference for years to come! 

This year's progress toward a more vital ministry for The United Methodist Church 
in our state did not halt with the hallmark of The Gathering , however. Meeting agam in April, 
the Conference Council on Ministries affirmed that VISION 2000 would continue in 1991-92 
through the priorities of "dedicated and competent clergy leadership, committed and trained 
lay leadership," and an emphasis upon "United Methodist Beliefs." Task forces to steer 
statewide efforts in these arenas, as well as to provide resources to help local churches address 
these concerns, were established and are now at work. In addition, the overall discussion and 
reports from the Boards, Agencies and Committees revealed the development of several 
exciting new ministries, plus the emergence of a clearer mission for the remainder of the 
nineties. 

Only limitations on space prevent a further listing of the important activities and 
events that substantiate my claim that this year was indeed among the best ever for Louisiana 
Methodism. I therefore invite you to read carefully the following pages containing the reports 
of the various Boards, Agencies and Committees that carry out the work of the Annual 
Conference Council on Ministries. Therein you may learn in detaQ what, by God's grace and 
the hard work of many, has been accomplished during 1990-91 in response to our constant 
calling to be Christ's Church and the current impetus provided by VISION 2000. 

Personally speaking, my joy is too full to contain and the evidence too substantial to 
deny. Thanks to you, the committed lay men and women and clergy of Louisiana Methodism, 
it was a great year! And by God's grace, the best is yet to come. Please continue to pray for 
our present and future vitality and growth. 

Charles B. Simmons, Chair 



VTSTQN 2000: A Renewed Covenant for a New Century 

The 1991 Session of Annual Conference approved the following statement as the 
Covenant to direct our future work in VISION 2000: 



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VISION 2000: A RENEWED COVENANT FOR A NEW CENTURY 

A COVENANT BETWEEN THE LOUISIANA ANNUAL 

CONFERENCE AND ITS 600 CONGREGATIONS 

PROIX)GUR 

In keeping with the Initiative of VISION 2000 as outlined by the Annual Conference in its 1990 
session, the Louisiana Conference Council on Ministries and its member Boards, Agencies, 
Commissions and Committees join with the 600 local congregations of the Annual Conference in 
covenanting to do all possible to renew our calling as vital congregations and faithful disciples in 
Louisiana. 

OIJK MISSION 

The mission of the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Oiurdi is to lead in the 
development of spiritually vital, inclusive, and inviting fellowships of Ouistian believers, and to do so 
in a spirit of unity in keeping with our Wesleyan heritage. 

OIJ K VI SION 

The VISION of the Annual Conference is for our 600 local congregations to be visible signs of God's 
Kingdom in which the good news of Jesus Qirist is exemplified through: 

SPrRTTI JAT . GROWTH: Growing in the spirit of CJirist through vital worship, stewardship, meaningful 
Bible study, covenant sharing groups, Oiristian education, and a growing understanding and affirmation 
of United Methodist beliefs. 

NEW DISCTPT FS: Making and nurturing new disciples through intentional sharing of the gospel to 
all persons, support and care of members, and planning and support of new congregations. 

T F. ADFRSHIP: Recruiting and training competent and dedicated lay and clergy leadership. 

OUTRFACH AND MISSION: Involving United Methodist members and congregations in specific 
mission and outreach ministries in the community, state, nation, and world. 

OUK TASKS F O R 1 991 - 92 

Our specific task in the conference year 1991-92 is to prepare for the next phase of VISION 2000 in 
the new quadrennium 1993-96. 

This will be accomplished by: a) reconstituting and recommissioning the Conference VISION 2000 
coiomittee to coordinate the planning process; b) holding a fall planning retreat to establish the direction 
of the VISION 2000 initiative in the new quadrennium; c) covenanting with the General Board of 
Discipleship section on Evangehsm through its Director, David Brazelton, to assist in resourcing our 
planning for the new quadrennium; d) utilizing the Conference covenant, mission and vision as the 
focus of the proposed plan; e) preparing a plan of action for the new quadrennium to be presented to 
the 1992 session of Annual Conference. 



In addition to planning for the new quadrennium, the Conference Council on Ministries will continue 
to provide ongoing resourcing appropriate to the VISION 2000 Initiative. 

The local church VISION 2000 covenants will be the primary guides ia evaluation and future planning 
in local church charge conferences in the fall of 1991. 



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Louisiana CrossLines 

The organized mandate for Louisiana CrossLines was and continues to be its role as 
a resource and facilitator for the local United Methodist church. Never intended to be an 
umbrella agency or conference program as such, CrossLines' objective is to enable local 
churches to be in effective ministry with poor families. Moreover, effective outreach is 
understood to be that which addresses the root causes of poverty rather than ministering solely 
to its symptoms. To that end, m 1990-91 Louisiana CrossLines worked to educate and 
motivate individuals and churches to create a variety of community and congregation-based 
responses to children and families in need. 

Highlights of such efforts include: a partnership between the YWCA and Istrouma 
Mission Center to create an eight week summer camp for low-income children. In Allen 
Parish, sixteen churches were brought together to form a volunteer care-givers in Merryville 
and DeRidder; latch-key programs for the very young and volunteer assistance for outreach 
projects in Shreveport (Faith UMC Family Outreach), North Shore (Hartzell UMC community 
education and resource projects, and Kentwood Adopt-a-Caseworker project). Baton Rouge 
(Jefferson UMC after-school care and Istrouma Metropolitan Methodist Mission Center) and 
Alexandria (Hope House child care project) has witnessed the birth of new programs. 

In Franklin, Louisiana, two United Methodist congregations, in collaboration with 
other denommations and local agencies, underwent a process of community analysis with 
assistance from CrossLines. The result is the "Friends for Families" project. Teams of 
volunteers from local congregations will be trained and matched with families screened by 
several agencies. The resulting "partnership" between church volunteers and families in crisis 
will provide the necessary support for the families seeking economic independence and social 
stability. This model was adopted from the greatly expanding ministry initiated by the South 
Baton Rouge Cooperative Parish. 

Leadership development of clergy and lay people around the conference remains a 
major focus of CrossLines' work. Training events are a critical way to share information and 
resources. Subsequent work with individual churches facilitates and supports project 
development. May of 1990 witnessed such a gathering of church leaders and service providers 
for north Louisiana and in the fall, the North Shore co-sponsored a similar event in Hammond. 
In 1991, education and training for local churches are planned for Lake Charles, Acadiana, 
Shreveport and Baton Rouge districts. In the Ruston district, CrossLines is working with the 
Ruston Children's Home to develop a project for local churches to nurture and support newly 
emancipated (though critically vulnerable) youth in their respective communities. In Slidell, 
CrossLines assisted in bringing together numerous churches and agencies to sponsor a| 
community forum on health care. This will be the first step towards creating a community- 
based clinic for low-income and uninsured people in East St. Tammany Parish, a process 
initiated largely by concerned United Methodist churches. 

Putting local churches in touch with national, state and conference resources has and 
continues to be an important role of CrossLines. Grants assistance in excess of $100,000 was 
applied for, the majority of which have been successfully funded. In addition to fmancial 
resources, CrossLines makes available numerous other resources. People and agency contacts, 
as well as general information of all sorts (e.g. statistics, models for ministries, services 



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available, etc.), can and do assist local churches as they struggle to identify the needs of the 
community and their own resources to respond to those needs. A wider sharing of information 
of this sort through newsletters, training events, and other media contaas is one of several 
stated goals of Crosslines in the coming year. 

The struggle of Louisiana's poor families to achieve independence and security is a 
long and complex one. United Methodist churches have the capacity spiritually and materially 
to make a significant and creative impact on poor peoples' lives. Helping churches address 
those needs, whether through the creation of a special child care program or building 
partnerships between churches and community agencies, in the goal of Crosslines. United 
Methodist churches can make a difference for the poor and in doing so, will provide a 
meaningful witness to the church's vitality in the decade of the 90's. 

Roger Guissinger, Chair 



Disaster Preparedness and Relief Committee 

The year 1990 proved to be a quiet year with few calls for response. The most active 
time came in the wake of the Great Freeze of December 1989. The response was to the water 
damage in both churches and homes. 

This committee spent the majority of its time working on a new worship resource for 
times of disaster. It is anticipated that by fall it will be ready for publication. 

The committee wishes to remind both Pastors and District Superintendents that a 
Disaster Response Coordinator should be appointed or elected in every local church. The 
Disaster Handbook is available to these Coordinators by writing Rev. Tom Howe at 5276 
BuUard Ave., New Orleans, La., 70128. If the local church does not have a response 
coordinator, the pastor will serve in this capacity. 

The following are the current guidelines that are used in Disaster Responses: 



Guidelines for the Distribution of Funds 



In any disaster where funds are to be distributed, the following Guidelines are to be 



observed. 

In any disaster, local church leaders should always do the following: 

1) Notify the district Disaster Coordinator. 

2) If damage is heavy to church-owned property, the Pastor should contact the District 
Superintendent. 



3) If able, Disaster funds are to be used to respond to immediate needs of the people. 

Records should be kept of assistance granted. Financial receipts are essential, both 



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for proper record keeping and reimbursement for the Disaster Fund. 

4) In our administration of assistance, we will concentrate upon those people/families 
who slip between the cracks of the other established systems, as well as give 
immediate relief while waiting for other systems to help. The best way to administer 
aid is to interview people, discover their needs, find what has been given, where they 
have gone for help, and from this information determine how you can assist them. 

5) An account of all monies received and disbursed will be kept. Any funds not used 
will be returned to the Conference Disaster Fund. 

6) No duplication of assistance/aid by other agencies such as Red Cross or FEMA will 
be made. 

7) Referrals and verification of need from other agencies will be accepted. 

8) Aid will not be restricted to United Methodists. 

9) There will be a limit of $500.00 per family disaster. In cases of extreme need 
beyond this point, contact your Conference Disaster Chairperson or District 
Superintendent. 

10) In cases of a single family disaster, we will attempt to respond if called upon for 
immediate first 24 hour relief. Additionally, we will work as an advocate for the 
family seeking out other types of aid or giving information where additional aid 
might be found. IN CASES OF FIRE, A FREE LIMIT OF $75.00 per famUy will 
be set. 

11) There will be no salaries paid from the fund. Volunteers only will be used in 
administration of funds. (For exceptions contact Conference Disaster Coordinator.) 

12) Guidelines for reimbursement of volunteer's expense will be that of the Louisiana 
Conference. 

13) Assistance will go only to victims of disaster until funds are exhausted. 

14) Assistance will not be only for physical needs. For disasters, the following items are 
types of aid that we can supply within the $500.00 maximum: 

A. Occupational and educational tools that will re-establish job, i.e., school books, 
hammers, saws, etc. 

B. Items that the American Red Cross will not supply, yet are essential to the re- 
establishment of the home and family and/or immediate 24-hour relief. 

C. OTHER ITEMS: 

* help with rent and/or taxes if unable to pay if directly related to a disaster, 

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* transportation cost to and from work if other normal means of transportation were 
affected by disaster, 

* portable radio, 

* immediate food and clothes, 

* silverware, plates, cups, pillows, sheets, blankets, etc., and 

* other similar items (determined by the discretion of the volunteer Executive 
Committee,) 

15) Monies not distributed will revert back to the Conference Disaster Fund. 

16) Some exceptions to the above rules may be granted after consultation with the 
Conference Disaster Coordinator and your own District Superintendent. 

Tom Howe, Chair 



Louisiana Legislative Liaison Committee 

Projects for the year include the following: 

1) The Bishop's Reception for Louisiana Legislators, April 15, 1991, at the State 
Capital. Appreciation is expressed to the eighty-five pastors throughout the 
conference who personally encouraged Legislators to attend. 

2) Seminar on issues facing the 1991 Louisiana Legislature, May 29, m Baton 
Rouge in cooperation with IMPACT. 

3) As a committee, studied the following concerns: gambling, fiscal reform, 
abortion, racism, health issues, welfare reform, and education including teacher 
evaluation, minimum foundation funding formula, voucher system, alternative 
education, family life education. 

The committee will focus on three areas of concern in the 1991 Legislative session: 

1. Community-Based Health Care 

A. Position of the General Conference, United Methodist Church. 

1. Social Principles #72,C "Rights of ChUdren" 1988 Discipline: "..chUdren 
have rights to food, shelter, clothing, health care and emotional well-being.." 

2. Book of Resolutions, "Health Care Delivery Policy Statement" p. 246: "..we 
call upon United Methodists in their local churches, districts and annual conference, in 
organizations and agencies to work to enlarge the health care services choices available to 
people everywhere by supporting: ..community health programs which assess health needs and 
provide preventive, primary, and home care services." 

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and preventative medical services such as checkups, monitoring chronic diseases, pre-natal and 
well-baby care, preventative dental services and treatment for minor injuries and emergencies. 
Typical providers of such services are family physicians, nurse-practitioners, general internists 
and the like. Services are provided in a clinical setting. Clinics are controlled by people in 
the community (recipients of clinic services traditionally make up at least half of the board of 
directors.) 

Services are made available on a sliding fee scale and no one is turned away. 
These services are primarily (though not exclusively) made use of by the uninsured, low- 
income or working poor or for those who simply have no access to a source for routine 
medical care. To date there are eight such federally funded clinics in Louisiana. 

C. Legislative Objectives 

For state monies to be made available for new community-based clinics (start-up- 
funds) or for the expansion of existing centers. 

2. Expansion Of Medicaid Access 

A. Position of General Conference, United Methodist Church 

1. Book of Resolutions "Health and Wholeness" p.235 ff "We support the 
following principles of access to health services: 

In a just society all people are entitled to basic maintenance and health care services. 
We reject as contrary to our understanding of the gospel the notion of differing standards of 
health care for various segments of the population. 

Health care should be comprehensive, including preventive, therapeutic, and 
rehabilitative services. 

In areas where medical services are not available, or are in undersupply, we urge 
private or public funding to provide the full range of needed services. 

2. Book of Resolutions "Health Care Delivery Policy Statement" p. 241 ff. 

"..The United Methodist Church urges that medical and health care services of good 
quality should be made available to all persons and should be so organized as to be readily 
accessible to all... 

..We affirm the following principles and goals as necessary for effective and 
responsible delivery of health services: 

All people should be entitled to basic package of preventive and health care services. 
New emphasis should be put on preventive care for all ages." 

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"We therefore encourage our churches and common society to: Provide to each 
pregnant woman accessibility to comprehensive health care and nutrition adequate to assure 
healthy children." 

B. Background 

Early, high quality, comprehensive prenatal care is the most effective means for 
reducing the state's high rate of infant mortality. Access to prenatal care for all pregnant 
women has not been achieved in Louisiana. Especially vulnerable are those poor women not 
covered by Medicaid or employer-provided insurance coverage. The goal of this legislation 
will be to ensure that all pregnant women and infants regardless of their economic status, 
geographic location or ethnic background have access to appropriate health care services. 



C. Legislative Objectives 

1. Expand eligibility for Medicaid services for all infants and pregnant women 
with an income up to 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. 

2. Extend eligibility for Medicaid services to children bom after September 30, 
1983, who are at least six and not yet nineteen, and whose family incomes are 
below 100% of federal poverty income guidelines. 

3. Base eligibility for Medicaid services for pregnant adolescents on the 
income of the pregnant adolescent and not on the income of her parents. 

3. Family Life Education 

A. Position of the General Conference, The United Methodist Church 

1. Social Principles #71 F: Discipline 

"We recognize the continuing need for full, positive, and factual sex education 
opportunities for children, youth and adults." 

V. 

2. Book of Resolutions, "Responsible Parenthood" p. Ill 

"We therefore encourage our churches and common society to: 
Provide to all education on human sexuality and family life in its varying forms, 
including means of marriage enrichment, rights of children, responsible and joyful 
expression of sexuality, and changing attitudes toward male and female roles in home 
and market place. 

3. Book of Resolutions, "Aids and the Healing ministry of the Church" pp. 
103, 104: 

"As a church we call upon our general agencies, annual conferences and members 
to: Support AIDS prevention education in church and society that provides both the 
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reduce or eliminate the risk of infection." 

B. Background 

Louisiana has one of the highest adolescence pregnancy rates in the nation. AIDS 
continues to pose a threat to the life and well being of an ever increasing number. 

C. Legislative Objective 

Grant permission to local parish school boards to use comprehensive, appropriate 
family life education curriculum for grades K-12, including education on AIDS and other 
sexually transmitted diseases. 

PhU Woodland, Chair 

Media Resource Center 

The Conference Resource Center would like to thank you very much for your 
continued support and interest. Through your cooperation, the Media Resource Center is 
indeed an asset to the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

The Center is continuing to work to bring countless ideas which will create an even 
better and complete resource center, a center which will always strive to meet the needs of 
those who use the audio-visual library. 

I am pleased to report that membership to the library has continued to increase. The 
overall use of the center has also increased. I encourage churches which have yet to join, to 
do so soon. It is to your advantage. 

We have added a number of new resources to help you in various ways. Additional 
resources are continually added to the center. Please be advised that we are working on adding 
yet more materials to the library which will help you with your endeavors. 

The Media Resource Center is located in the Conference Headquarters Building at 
527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802; (504) 346-1646. 

For further information regarding the Media Resource Center contact Ms. Judith A. 
Palermo. 



BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY 

Current events have moved so rapidly on the state, national and world levels this past 
year that action and resolutions pertaining to them have sometimes been out-of-date by the 
time we could complete the process of addressing them. So, our committee reports and 
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We believe that one of the most complex issues of our time - abortion - should be 
addressed by sending a resolution to the 1992 General Conference to amend the position of 
The United Methodist Church as stated in the Rook of Discipline . See our recommended 
resolution below. 

Other important resolutions are also included in this report of your board. We ask 
that you give each one your prayerful consideration. 

Larry D. Robertson, Chair 



Human Welfare Committee 

Our committee would like to lift up four areas of concern and action. 

1) Health care reform as an issue of justice in Louisiana. The crisis in health 
care for our citizens continues, with rapidly rising insurance rates, and the 
increasing difficulty for some in securing adequate health care and coverage. 
We commend to the Conference the work of "The Louisiana Health Care 
Campaign", P.O. Box 2228, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. LHCC is an organization 
of citizen groups, health, education and social service agencies, religious and 
community organizations, and others who are concerned about the availability 
and delivery of health care to the citizens and families of our state. The 
"Campaign" has several membership categories beginning at $5. 

2) Drug and Alcohol Concerns. In response to the debate at last year's 
Conference session about church-related drug and alcohol education programs, 
we commend to the Conference these items: 

1. "The Drug and Alcohol Concerns Bulletin", a free publication of the 
General Board of Church and Society, Department of Human Welfare, The 
United Methodist Church, 100 Maryland Ave., N.E., Washington D.C. 
20002. 

2. There are several items available through the Discipleship Resources 
catalog, P.O. Box 189, NashvUle, TN 37202-0189. 

3. "We Share In God's Great Help: Four Weeks of Prayer for Congregations". 
A four-week prayer and consciousness raising program growing out of 
Bishop Felton May's recent work in this area. It is available through the 
Upper Room, 1908 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 189, NashvUle, TN 37202- 
0189. 

4. "Drug Free For Good: Equipping Local Churches to Join Hands and Wage 
War on Drugs". This offers both a Christian recovery program, and a drug 
education and prevention program, complete with all the needed educational 
materials. Available from RAPHA, National Headquarters, 8876 Gulf 
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5. The Pan Methodist Coalition (a program on alcohol and 
other drug abuse) P.O. Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202 

3) AIDS. We wish to reiterate and reaffirm our church's open stance to persons 
with AIDS. We urge congregations, pastors, and laity to seek ways of being in 
ministry to persons, families, and community members affected by this 
pandemic. We remind all Conference members of the resources, "Responding 
to AIDS: An Educational and Missional Resource" developed by this Committee 
two years ago, and which is available through each District office and the 
Conference Resource library in Baton Rouge. This packet has been updated in 
the past year. We also want to affirm the work of our Conference AIDS Task 
Force; we urge Conference members to visit the display table on the upper level 
of the Gold Dome. 

4) Abortion. The debate on abortion continues in our state and in the church. We 
offer the following resolution to amend paragraph 71 G in the Rook of Discipline, 
1988 . If approved by this Annual Conference, we wish this resolution to be 
submitted to the General Conference of 1992. 

5) The Aimual Conference approved the resolution to General Conference as 
requested by the Conference Board of Church and Society as amended by the 
Annual Conference to read as follows: 

Paragraph 71G: Abortion 

The beginnmg of life and the ending of life are the God-given boundaries of human 
existence. While individuals have always had some degree of control over when they would 
die, they now have the awesome power to determine when and even whether new individuals 
will be bom. Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reject abortion as a 
routine means of making determinations about who is bom and who is not. But we are 
equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother, for whom 
devastating damage may result from an unacceptable pregnancy, particularly in circumstances 
of rape, incest, severe genetic disorder, or a life-threatening pregnancy and delivery for the 
mother. In continuity with past Christian teaching, we recognize tragic conflicts of life with 
life that may justify abortion, and in such cases support the legal option of abortion under 
proper, certified, medical procedures. We unconditionally reject abortion as an acceptable 
means of birth control and gender selection. We call all Christians to a searching and 
prayerful inquiry into the sorts of conditions that may warrant abortion. Govemmental laws 
and regulations do not provide all the guidance required by the informed Christian conscience. 
Therefore, a decision conceming abortion should be made only after thoughtful and prayerful 
consideration by the parties involved, with medical, pastoral, and other appropriate counsel. 
We also call upon The United Methodist Church at all levels to develop resource materials and 
programs to educate persons about abstinence and birth control, and to inform persons about 
options for adoption and homes for unwed mothers in local regions around the nation. 

John Downs, Chair 



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The Annual Conference approved the following resolutions as presented by the 
Conference Board of Church and Society: 

Resolution to Governor Buddy Roemer regarding a veto of Abortion Legislation 

The Louisiana Annual Conference in session in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 5, 
1991 respectfully requests Governor Buddy Roemer to review the resolution of this Conference 
on abortion, and in keeping with that resolution to veto the act passed by the Louisiana 
Legislature yesterday, June 4, 1991. 



Resolution regarding Dulac and the South Terrebonne Tidewater Conservation 
Management District 

WHEREAS, the United Methodist Church has had a longstanding relationship with 
the Dulac community and the Houma Native American people; 

WHEREAS, representatives of that community, including our United Methodist 
pastor. Reverend C.A. "Kirby" Verret, have presented to the Conference Board of Church and 
Society their concerns for the proposed actions of the South Terrebonne Tidewater 
Conservaation Management District to build a floodgate adjacent to the Buquet Bridge in 
Dulac and to construct a hurricane protection levee; 

WHEREAS, the Dulac community and surrounding properties have been excluded 
from the protection of this proposed floodgate and future levee protection; and 

WHEREAS, no public hearing has been conducted to hear the concerns of the Houma 
Native American people who are in opposition to the project. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Louisiana Annual Confemece 
of The United Methodist Church calls upon the South Terrebonne Tidewater Conservation 
Management District, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the appropriate state agencies to halt 
all actions for the proposed construction and to revoke the permit for the construction of the 
floodgate. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Louisiana Annual Conference calls upon 
the Corps of Engineers and the appropriate state agencies to hold public hearings to explore 
the environmental and economic impact of the proposed floodgate and levee protection and to 
consider the impact of this project upon the Houma Native American community. 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be sent to 

South Terrebonne Tidewater, Conservation Management District, 

The Army Corps of Engineers, 

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, 

Governor Buddy Roemer, 

Senator J. Bennett Johnston, 

Senator John Breaux, and 

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Peace With Justice 

The major activity this year of the Committee on Peace with Justice has been the 
planning and coordination of the week-long visit to Louisiana of the Justice Journey team. 
Rev. Carol Windrum for several years has served as the Coordinator of Peace with Justice for 
the state of Nebraska. Her husband, Mr. Tim Fickenscher, is on leave of absence as special 
education teacher for a class of students, all labeled as "violent behavior adolescents." This 
team, now on a national year-long tour of the United States, is sponsored by the General 
Boards of Church and Society and Global Ministries and by the General Commission Of 
Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns. 

Rev. Windrum and Mr. Fickenscher visited seven cities in Louisiana from February 
5 through February 13, their topics ranging from a seminar for pastors, "Pastor: Prophet and 
Priest" to "Peace Pursuits," a game for youth of the district. Other topics mcluded "Current 
Issues of Peace with Justice," "The Biblical Roots of Peace with Justice," "Environmental 
Justice Concerns," and "Parenting for Peace." They participated in church services, spoke to 
groups in churches or on campus, taught a Sunday School class, and spent an evening in Baton 
Rouge with youth from four churches. Despite the competition from Carnival events and 
Perkins Ministers' Week, attendance at sessions was good and participants responded with 
appreciation and gratification at the team's enthusiasm and inspiration. 

The Peace with Justice Committee has attempted some educational efforts through 
articles in the TDuisiana United Methodist on revelant issues, such as Earth Day, World 
Hunger Day and Peace with Justice Sunday. 

During Pentecost, United Methodists collect each year a Peace with Justice offering. 
Half of the amount contributed by Louisiana churches goes to the General Board of Church 
and Society under whose auspices is the Office of Peace with Justice. This national office 
provides educational materials, involves returning missionaries in talks and workshops about 
foreign countries, promotes covenant churches in Peace with Justice, and currently is 
developing a certification program for PWJ coordinators. One-half of the Conference offering 
for Peace with Justice goes to the Conference Board. This fund this year contributes to the 
following: (1) Louisiana Interchurch Conference's Farm Aid Program which maintains a hot 
line for farmers in distress and provides legal advice to farmers when needed; (2) Bienville 
House Center for Peace with Justice which provides educational material, meetings and 
lectures on current peace issues related to Native Americans, Civil Rights, and Guatemala; and 
(3) publicity concerning the United Methodist position on gambling. We also sponsored an 
interfaith session with Pastors for Peace, an ecumenical group which sends medicine, school 
supplies, clothing, etc., to Central American churches for distribution. 

In October, Louisiana churches were encouraged to observe the ecumenical week for 
Peace with Justice. The program of one United Methodist church which united with the 
neighboring Presbyterian church and a campus ministry was highlighted to encourage other 
churches to plan neighborhood or community festivals. These churches promoted a fair with 
booths from such groups as Oxfam America, Habitat for Humanity, and several groups 
focusing on environmental justice. Children were taught to make winddrums and peace cranes, 
and enjoyed both a marionette show on peace and face painting using peace symbols. Prior 
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drawings about peace. After supper, a worship service was held of liturgy and music by a 
combined adult choir and a children's choir. The service, which ended with all participants 
linking hands as they sang "Let There Be Peace on Earth", was very moving. 

A frustration experienced this year was the failure of a goal to establish a network 
of peace advocates throughout the state. Peace advocates agree to study, pray and witness 
under the guidance of the Holy Spirit while working toward achieving an improved climate 
of goodwill to all people. They are willing to study issues of peace with justice and share 
these with their congregations. Material is sent regularly by the General Board of Discipleship 
for an annual fee of $6.00. Letters were sent to chairpersons of District Councils on Ministries 
and chairpersons of District Boards of Church and Society requesting names of individuals 
who might be interested in such a commitment. Regrettably, there were no responses. 
Another attempt to enlist peace advocates will be made. 

"Peace can come with just-us." With this in mind, the Committee on Peace with 
Justice offers three resolutions for action by the 1991 Louisiana Conference. 

The resolutions were approved as amended by the Annual Conference as follows: 

A. Resolution on the Persian Gulf Crisis 

The Social Creed of The United Methodist Church states: "We dedicate ourselves 
to peace throughout the world, to freedom of all peoples, and to the rule of justice and law 
among nations." We view the Iraqi invasion and annexation of Kuwait as a violation of this 
principle. According to published surveys, some Americans approved of President Bush's 
conduct of war while others opposed the use of military force in this arena. Whichever view 
Ls held, we believe that all United Methodists affirm the principle cited above. 

Therefore, the Louisiana Conference of United Methodists calls its congregations to: 

1. Praise God for an end to the Persian Gulf War and pray for a lasting and just 
peace in the Middle East. 

2. Express our concern.. and prayers for our brothers and sisters, both civilian and 
military, of all nations involved, and for their leaders. 

3. Support peace negotiations under United Nations auspices. 

4. Appeal to all nations not to resort to weapons of mass destruction, whether 
chemical, biological, or nuclear. 

5. Urge all countries to abide by international law as set forth in the Geneva 
Conference. 

6. Minister to families of those servmg in the Persian Gulf. 

7. Seek to provide humanitarian aid without distinction to victims of war, both 
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agencies. 

8. Give attention and help to the questions and fears of children, especially those 
whose relatives have been called to military service. 

9. Prepare our members to support rehabilitation efforts not only of countries and 
communities but also of individuals and families. 

10. Avoid prejudicial statements against Arabs and Muslims. 

11. Resist threats to the welfare and civil liberties of Arab-Americans, residents of 
Arab descent, or Muslims who may be at risk of discrimination. 



B. Resolution on the Arab-Israeli Conflict 

Even as we celebrate the end of war, we are also concerned about the aftermath of 
the Persian Gulf Conflict and especially the heightening of tensions and hostilities generated 
by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. 

We pray that the government of Israel and the Palestinians will enter mto negotiations 
over the legitunate concerns of both, rather than pursuing methods of retaliation. 

We call upon the U.S. government to take the initiative in promoting and participating 
in an international conference for peace in the Middle East, including all parties involved in 
the conflict as well as the permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations. 

Because Jesus has commanded us to be peacemakers, we call upon our United 
Methodist congregations in Louisiana to take the following actions: 

1. Pray for peace in the Middle East in both personal and group prayers. 

2. Write President Bush and our members of Congress urging our government's 
promotion and participation in an international conference on this conflict. 

3. Avoid stereotyping Arabs and Jews or labeling them in a negative way. 

4. Call for the protection of civil liberties and welfare of American- Arabs and Jews 
who might be at risk of discrimination. 

5. Contribute to humanitarian aid to refugees through such organizations as 
UMCOR, other religious agencies. United Nations, or non-governmental organizations. 

6. Urge the General Boards of Church and Society and of Global Ministries and the 
General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns to develop and 
disseminate educational materials which aim to help United Methodists understand the 
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7. Seek opportunities at the local level to develop a deeper understanding of the 
beliefs and cultures of Muslims and Jews. 



C. Resolution on Racism 

As Christians we believe that all humans are God's children made in His image and, 
therefore, all people are our brothers and sisters. We believe that racism rejects the teachings 
of Jesus Christ and denies the dignity and intrinsic worth of both those who hold racist 
attitudes and the victims of racism. Repentant of our sins, we commit ourselves to working 
toward a world in which every human being, regardless of race, ethnic background or religion, 
is respected and nurtured. We, therefore, call upon United Methodists in Louisiana to: 

1. Pray that we may truly become an inclusive church and express our faith in 
actions of love and justice to our fellow people. 

2. Avoid the stereotyping of racial and ethnic groups. 

3. Nurture ethnic minority leadership among clergy and laity so that all will have 
equal opportunity in all phases of the Church's work. 

4. Create a climate where pastors can be appointed without respect to race or ethnic 
background. 

5. Provide spiritual growth workshops and study groups of a multi-racial nature } 
which seek to develop new understandings, attitudes, and behaviors toward members of other 
races or nationalities. 

6. Request the Louisiana Conference Commission on Religion and Race to examine, 
assess, and make available strategies that might further open participation in multi-racial and 
multi-cultural churches. 

7. Work in local communities to secure high priorities for clean-up of uncontrolled 
toxic waste sites in neighborhoods of largely minority residents. i 

8. Speak out against racist attitudes toward native Americans related to sacred lands, 
broken treaties, and land and mineral rights. 

HQda C M. Amdt, Chair 



Ad Hoc Task Force on Education Issues 

The following two resolutions are submitted to the Annual Conference with the 
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A. Resolution on State-Wide Teacher Evaluation 

WHEREAS, the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church supports an 
effective evaluation of all teachers and other school personnel, and 

WHEREAS, the statewide Teacher Evaluation Program that is being implemented by 
the State Department of Education is seriously flawed, both in implementation and m the 
scoring system, potentially resulting in the unfair evaluation of many competent and dedicated 
teachers, and 

WHEREAS, the misapplication of the statewide evaluation is presently causing 
serious morale problems within the teaching profession and is causing some of our most 
competent and dedicated teachers to consider early retirement at a time when schools are 
experiencing a serious teacher shortage; and 

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United 
Methodist Church calls for suspension of the present state-wide Teacher Evaluation Program 
currently being implemented by the State Department of Education, so that major revisions 
may be made that will produce an effective state teacher evaluation program. 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to the Governor, 
Superintendent of the Louisiana State Department of Education, the Board of Elementary and 
Secondary Education, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and chairs of the 
Education Conmiittees of both House and Senate. 

B. Resolution to Oppose the Voucher System in Education 

WHEREAS, the Social Principals of The United Methodist Church state that "We 
believe responsibility for education of the young rests with family, the church, and the 
government; in our society this function can best be fulfilled through public policies which 
ensure access for all persons to free public elementary and secondary schools of their choice." 
and, 

WHEREAS, we are opposed to the use of public dollars on private education, and 

WHEREAS, there are currently 250,000 students in private education in Louisiana 
and if each is given a $1,000 voucher, it would drain two hundred fifty million dollars from 
public education, and 

WHEREAS, in some areas there would be a resurgence of "white-flight," that would 
leave some schools with no racial mix. 

THEREFORE, The Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church opposes 
such federal or state mandated voucher or choice systems, 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to the Governor, 
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and Secondary Education, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, chairs of the 
Education Committees of both House and Senate. 

W.C. Patterson, Chair 



Environmental Justice and Survival Committee 

A year has come and gone since we last reported that Louisiana leads the nation in 
environmental problems. Unfortunately, that is still the case. But there has been progress. 
Toxic emissions are down even if they still lead the nation. Louisiana seems to be moving 
rapidly toward recycling as a means of reducing solid waste. There have been new and 
tougher laws on pollution. The rate of wetland loss has slowed, but it is still enormous. Each 
person who takes the time to do something about a cleaner and more sustainable environment 
makes a difference. 

There were two major pieces of legislation which will have a positive effect on the 
Louisiana environment. One was the Clean Air Act which our senators supported and which 
will make our air much safer to breathe. The other was especially gratifying since a resolution 
from our conference initiated the grassroots movement which brought the issue to the forefront. 
Senator John Breaux sponsored and helped to pass a wetlands restoration and protection bill 
which will bring $35 million annually to Louisiana. The only problem is that our state leaders 
and the Corps of Engineers are having territorial battles which threaten to slow action, possibly 
for years. We need to get on the phone to our people in Congress and demand action rather 
than squabbles. 

We have two new videos in the Conference Audio-visual Library that are excellent. 
One is a production entitled "The Common Good." It deals with two communities and the 
manner in which they organized to address problems. The other is "For Our Children", which 
deals with the issue of toxics and how minority communities are disproportionately affected. 
This film centers around a national workshop which was held in Baton Rouge in October of 
1989. 




We recommend that churches and individual church members continue becoming 
involved with recycling programs and that they move toward using more reusable items rather 
than disposables. We still recommend that churches and mdividual church members refrain 
from using styrofoam products. 

We would like to especially recommend the Christmas tree recycling program which 
benefits the wetlands. The coastal parishes are using Christmas trees to make fences in the 
marshes that trap sediments and bring about the reformation of wetlands. The trees must be 
natural trees which are free from all tinsel or all artificial material. If your parish does not 
have a Christmas tree recycling program, ask why not. 

There are two organizations that we recommend that you consider joining: 

LEAN (Louisiana Environmental Action Network) 
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Baton Rouge, LA 70808 
Individual Membership - $15.00 

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana 
5551 Corporate Blvd., Suite 3-E 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 
Individual Membership - $15.00 

These organizations have excellent newsletters and programs which will keep you informed 
and give you suggestions for action. 

Swindell Hodges, Chair 



Louisiana Interfaith Impact 

For several years there has been an effort to organize a Louisiana IMPACT. 
IMPACT is an interfaith coalition of denominations and faith groups which has as its goal the 
empowerment of people for the purpose of promoting justice and peace. IMPACT invites 
people of faith to respond to God's call to seek justice, peace, and the stewardship of the 
environment. It seeks to facilitate, advocate, and advance the public policy of its member 
religious groups and to work in partnership with the poor and disenfranchised people as well 
as others who are mvolved in the struggle for justice, peace, and the stewardship of the 
environment. IMPACT seeks to carry out this mission by following the three priorities which 
are listed below: 

1. To educate. 

2. To facilitate. 

3. To advocate. 

Louisiana Interfaith IMPACT is in the formation stage. We have a draft of our 
bylaws and articles of incorporation. It has been recognized by the national organization. 
Louisiana Interfaith IMPACT held its first Legislative briefing on May 29. The Board of 
Church and Society of the Louisiana Armual Conference has officially joined IMPACT and 
has dedicated $800,000 as seed money to help get it functioning. Other denominations and/or 
faith groups across the state are beginning to respond in a similar manner. By the next session 
of the Annual Conference we will ask the conference to take action on membership in 
IMPACT as an Aimual Conference. By then, we will have moved much further along m the 
formation process. 

The major thrust of Louisiana Interfaith IMPACT is to give our state its only broad- 
based, statewide grassroots religious organization which intends to allow the voice of the 
religious community to have an impact on the government. It will do so by education, by 
teaching organizational skills, as well as helping groups to organize, and by advocacy when 
there is a clear consensus among its members. It will be quite different from the Louisiana 
Moral and Civic Foundation in the way it is organized, the way it operates, and its 
constituency. IMPACT will seek to be a builder of coalitions rather that a duplicator of the 
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One coalition has already been formed. Louisiana Interfaith IMPACT has already 
begun to work with the Louisiana Health Care Campaign to join in the fight to see that every 
one has access to health insurance and adequate health care. 

We invite anyone interested in becoming involved in the formation process to contact 
the Board of Church and Society. National members of Interfaith IMPACT include the 
General Board of Global Ministries as well as the Women's National Division. 

Swindell Hodges, Chair 



BOARD OF DISCIPLESHIP 

We have "gathered at the river." Each church has presented its "Vision 2000 
Covenant." Each local church's Vision 2000 committee continues to work on what has been 
started. The year 2000 will be here before we know it. But the question is still before us: 
Will we be a different people of God by then? 

The Board of Discipleship believes that we will! We believe that God has called us 
to move fi:om complacency and negativism to a posture of anticipation and excitement. We've 
a story to tell to our world. It's a story of grace, peace, and love. God has called United 
Methodists in Louisiana to be the tellers and doers of the Word. It's time to put into action 
the covenant that we have made! 

At the Vision 2000 listening posts, held in each district in 1990, there were many 
ideas shared by laity. One was the need for more Bible study. In response to that need, the 
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY training was held in Baton Rouge in February. Over 70 churches 
sent leaders to be trained to lead this 34 week Bible study. Some churches have already 
started, and the response has been overwhelming. Scholarship money is still available for 
those churches needing financial help to attend. Contact Rev. Karen Davis in the Conference 
Office if you are interested. There are other Bible studies being used by the churches in our 
conference and the results are the same. More United Methodists are becoming Biblically 
literate. 

Your Board of Discipleship is prepared to resource the needs of the churches and 
districts to the best of our ability. We can do that only when the needs are identified. The 
following reports show the areas of ministry that are being resourced for the needs of the local 
church. Remember, our board exists for YOU (THE LOCAL CHURCH), not you for us! 

Larry D. O'Dell, Chair 



Camping 

One of the most significant happenings in camping this year was the December 31 
retirement of Mary Jo Whited, the Caney Conference Center caretaker. After many faithful 
years of service, Mary Jo and Whitey decided to take a break. 



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Work was begun last year to standardize curriculum, training and promotion of the 
three camps in the Louisiana Conference. The goal of having a common brochure for the 
conference will hopefully be met by 1992. 

The number of campers participating in the 1990 summer programs increased from 
1989. Camping opportunities for all children, youth and adults at the three camp sites continue 
to provide additional options for worship in the Louisiana Conference. 

Ira Robinson, Chair 



Education 

Educational ministries in the Louisiana Conference have taken on the tasks of 
evaluating where we have been and what we have done the last three years. Several 
significant events and teacher training programs have been held since June, 1990. The 
following describes the work that has been done: 



1) For the second year two outstanding educators were recognized. Rev. Nathaniel 
P. Perry received the Hall of Fame Award for the educator who has made an 
impact on education ministries throughout Louisiana over many years. Mr. 
Larry Lewis, the Conference Director of Educational Ministries at that time, 
received the Bentley Sloane Award of Excellence in Christian Education. This 
award was given to Larry for the work he had done as a currently active 
educator, through his work with local churches and in the Conference office. 

2) A new focus for the Sunday School Recognition was presented to the Aimual 
Conference delegates. During Summer 1991 local churches were asked to 
describe their outstanding educational programs. That information was compiled 
into a booklet of shared ideas, celebrating the continuing success of Christian 
Education in all of our churches. 

3) Christian Education Sunday of 1990 was celebrated August 26. The total 
receipts from the Christian Education Offering that was collected were $4,971. 
Monies from this fund have been designated to help support the DISCIPLE 
BIBLE STUDY training held in February, 1991. It was also moved and passed 
that any left over monies of that amount would be kept for scholarship for 
churches becoming enrolled in this Bible Study program and sending their first 
person to be trained. The Conference Education Committee is considering other 
ways to utilize the Christian Education Funds in the future. The Education 
Committee, through the Conference Board of Discipleship, has requested that 
Sunday, August 25, 1991 be designated as Christian Education Sunday. 

4) Two Lab Schools were held in fall, 1990: 

New Orleans District - September 21 - 23, 1990 

- 28 completed the training 



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Lake Charles District - September 28 - 30, 1990 

- 18 completed the training 

Lab Schools are continuing to be an important event for training children, youth, 
and adult Sunday School teachers and leaders. Two are being planned for 1991. 

5) Adult Faith Journeys Conference - held Sunday- Wednesday, March 3 -6, 1991 
at Dominican Conference Center in New Orleans. Forty-two persons attended, 
representing seven difference denominations from the southeast Louisiana area 
and across the country. Dr. Ken Stokes, director of Adult Faith Resources, 
expressed gratitude to the local planning committee chaired by Lylln Craig and 
Anita Crump, and reported that the leadership team and the evaluations indicated 
this event to be very successful. 

6) The Conference Education Committee has for the past five years been made up 
of each districts' Education Chairperson and Children's Coordinator. This past 
year's attendance has been low; therefore, an extension of that Committee has 
been developed. An Executive Committee has been created to include two 
ordained ministers, two Christian Educators, two lay persons, the Conference 
Board of Discipleship Education Chairperson, the Conference Director of Special 
Ministries, the Conference Director of Youth Ministries, the Conference Director 
of Special Ministries, and the Louisiana Christian Educators' Fellowship 
President. The committee selection was also made with ethnic and gender 
inclusiveness, large and small church consideration, and geographic awareness. 
This committee will meet quarterly from Spring, 1991 - Annual Conference, 
1992 and the larger Education Committee will meet in the fall before the 
Conference Board of Discipleship meeting. The Committee is currently working 
on an evaluation of where we have been, addressing of current needs throughout 
the Conference, and planning of future educational ministries of Louisiana. 
Current concerns include effective publicity, continued education of pastors and 
laypersons about what education ministry in Louisiana is all about, support and 
coordination of activities and programs between the district and conference 
levels, continuing laboratory school training opportunities, exploring mini-lab 
schools, and intentipnally addressing the needs of the small membership 
churches. One direct way of education in our Conference is through the 
brochure entitled "Education in Louisiana". A copy will be distributed to all 
delegates of the 1991 Annual Conference session. We ask your help in making 
sure that information gets to your local church. 

7) The Education Committee has begun to address the task of developing a booklet 
and/or guidelines for the learning of Bible verses and other prayers and creeds 
significant to our faith and at what ages these should appropriately be integrated 
into our regular United Methodist curriculum. We look forward to having that 
printed resource available for Sunday School teachers throughout our Conference 
for fall, 1991. 



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IN MEMORIUM: 

In September 1990 Larry Lewis died after an extended illness. Many Sunday School teachers 
and leaders throughout Louisiana were taught by Larry. We all learned from his experience 
and knowledge and were touched by the commitment he had for the Louisiana Conference and 
The United Methodist Church. Larry lead us all to strive to be the best teachers and the best 
educators we could be. He was the motivation and dreamer behind many training events and 
education programs that we experienced in this Conference. All of us who had the privilege 
of being taught by Larry and calling him "friend" will always miss him. We all thank God 
for the life and ministry of Larry Lewis. 

There is a lot to be done throughout our Sunday Schools and in the Christian Education 
programs of our Conference. The challenge is before us to move toward the future with hopes 
and dreams to be the best we can be! 

Lylln G. Craig, Chair 



Evan gelism 

Pursuant to a motion passed last year at Annual Conference, found on page 54 of the 
1990 Journal, you will have at this session of the Conference a booklet which addresses church 
growth ideas within the churches in Louisiana. The churches reported have shared with us 
some models of Evangelism representative of various sizes across our Conference. 

In addition to the above and in keeping with the spirit and urgency of our needs, a 
Task Force on Evangelism has been formed from across the Conference. It is vital to give 
energetic and deliberate direction to our church as we approach the twenty-first century. So, 
in keeping with Vision 2000, we are pleased to announce that Dr. David Brazelton, the 
Director of Evangelism for The United Methodist Church, has come on board to assist us in 
putting together a ten-year plan of Evangelism for the entire Conference. In addition to the 
times he has already met with us, we are planning a major event to officially kick-off "Vision 
2000, Reaching for the Twenty-First Century". 

A number of our people have recently attended a school sponsored by the General 
Conference staff called "Growth Plus". Ten persons have been trained to be leaders m our 
Conference to assist churches in a "Growth Plus" and attendance crusade. 

Jimmie D. Pyles, Chair 



Leadership Development 

Every phase of Jesus' announced mission involved leadership, but Jesus' mission 
often made His leadership unpopular. Christian leadership today may not always make us 
popular, but if we are going to move people and move the world toward God, then we must 
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Persons who commit themselves to work or to serve in leadership capacities deserve 
to be trained and instructed. Jesus spent more time training and instructing than in any other 
single activity. In fact, everything He did with his disciples involved teaching and training. 

We have become involved with our districts in training and instructing by 
participating in workshops and sessions for our church leaders. 

The New Orleans District conducted a very stimulating and effective workshop for 
its church leaders, and my spouse and I were presenters. The Baton Rouge District also held 
a well-attended session on "My Job Training." 

I have been involved with many of our churches as a resource person and provided 
information to assist and enhance the work of their church leaders. I will participate with the 
Baton Rouge District training scheduled for this fall. 

We completed a successful conference on "Mapping Adult Faith Journeys" with Dr. 
Kenneth Stokes, Executive Director of Adult Faith Resources. There were 38 participants 
representing 10 denominations from throughout the United States in attendance at Dominican 
Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 3-6, 1991 with 4 Resource Persons. 

I attended our Conference sponsored Laboratory School at Aurora United Methodist 
Church in Algiers, in the New Orleans District and the Church Growth Workshop with Dr. 
William Easum, sponsored by the New Orleans Federation of Churches. 

I was appointed to the Executive Committee of the New Orleans Federation of 
Churches. 

We are ecstatic about the cooperation received from our fellow board members in 
their favorable acceptance of the plans from the Conference Consultant Committee ably and 
energetically chaired by Rev. Brady B. Forman of the Leadership Development Committee. 

The following persons will be responsible for the implementation of the workshop: 
Brady Forman, Mae Calvin, Anita H. Crump, Bob Deich, Jim Hindman, Richard Humphries, 
Spiller Milton, Paulette Robertson, Verma Sias, Carolyn Stokes and Melaine Scott- Welch. 

There will be a series of training and instructing sessions which are herein indicated: 

1. Workshop on Conflict Management and Resolution of Corporate Pain - 
September 24 - 28, 1991 at Cornerstone UMC in New Orleans with Rev. 
Carolyn Stokes as Chairperson. 

2. Workshop on the Roles and Skills of A Church Consultant - January 6-8, 
1992 - Cornerstone UMC in New Orleans with Dr. Spiller Milton as 
Chairperson. 

These workshops will be available for laity and clergy of our Louisiana Annual 
Conference and other areas throughout the United States. Dr. John (Tim) Savage of 
L.E.A.D. Consultants, Inc. will be the resource person. 



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3. Lab. I. on Calling and Caring will be held in 1992 with Rev. Brady Forman as 
the resource person. The location will be announced later. 

Dr. Ray Branton, District Superintendent of the Shreveport District, gave encouraging 
remarks when he stated that, "This Local Church Consultant Service is a worthwhile effort 
initiated by pastors and laity to strengthen local churches and make the connectional church 
more supportive and helpful". 

Increased efforts will be made to assist our church leaders in developing and 
heightenmg their overall effectiveness through other innovative strategies. 

As we continue to focus upon the re vital ization of our churches and the renewal of 
all United Methodists for added services during this decade of Vision 2000, let us be reminded, 
paraphrasing J. Oswald Sanders, that a vision without a task makes a visionary; a task without 
a vision is drudgery, but a vision with a task makes a leader. 

There is So Much Work For Each One Of Us To Do! 

Anita H. Crump, Chair 



Spiritual Formation 

As United Methodists, we remember that our name originates from a group of devout 
persons who, for the sake of Christ and the church, were willing to be different from the 
"world". They knew that to be the whole and Holy people that they were called to be required 
of them a spiritual formation both personal and communal as to make them different. Thus 
came the names "Holy Club", "Bible Moths" and "Methodists". 

In a day with numerous movements that might be categorized as "spiritual", it is 
imperative to remember that our spiritual formation is a distinctively Christian one, that it is 
grounded in both scripture and tradition. God Ls the potter, and we are the clay. The model 
for spiritual formation is Jesus Christ. 

The area of Spiritual Formation encourages persons and churches to make themselves 
available to God's transforming grace through the disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditation, 
solitude, and the regular meeting together in small groups. We continue to encourage and 
support Louisiana United Methodist Cursillo and are presently studying other opportunities and 
events of this nature. We look forward to the realization of our Conference Center which will 
allow many new opportunities for spiritual formation and encourage prayers and financial 
support for its rapid completion. 

Fred Wideman, Chair 



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Stewardship 

Stewardship is a vital part of every local church. Stewardship begins with the faith 
principle that all that we have comes from God. God has called us to be faithful stewards of 
our time, talents, gifts, and service. 

The Stewardship Committee of the Board of Discipleship encourages each local church 
to make stewardship a year-round process. Each district has been given samples of various 
stewardship resources that are available through Discipleship Resources and Cokesbury. New 
ways of addressing financial stewardship drives are being used. The McGuire United 
Methodist Church in West Monroe recently conducted their financial stewardship campaign 
in March, rather than in the fall of the year. Rev. Mike McLaurin, pastor of McGuire UMC, 
reported an increase of 19% in anticipated income. Research informs us that spring may be 
the best time for the financial campaign. Other churches in our conference have used other 
ideas that have proven successful. The stewardship committee of our board (composed of the 
District Stewardship person) has started gathering ideas that will be shared with each local 
church. Some churches may need to try a new approach. Some churches may be riding the 
horse when it died years ago! 

In response to the need of stewardship ideas year-round, the board will be providing 
a series of articles on stewardship in the coordinated mailing. The articles are "Celebrate 
Stewardship" and "Nurturing Young Stewards". These resources will provide new ideas for 
each local church. 

Each church is encouraged to emphasize stewardship of talents by its members. Each 
person has a gift to share with the local church. The laity need to be asked where they would 
like to work and then call on them to put their talents to use. A Vision 2000 church is one 
that practices this area of stewardship. 

Dr. Ken Reed, Executive Director of the Louisiana Methodist Foundation, will be 
working with our board in the area of financial stewardship. His leadership and availability 
to the local churches will be beneficial to our conference. 

Larry O'Dell, Chair 



Worship Committee 



The two main tasks that we have been occupied with this year are the planning of 
the Annual Conference worship service and a worship workshop. The task force for the 
planning of the Conference worship services consists of Rosalie Branigan, Carole Cotton- 
Winn, Don Cottrill, Anita Crump, Kathy and Ron Dauphin, Karen Davis, Leslie Norris, 
Franklin Poole, McCoy Ransom, Esther Socolofsky, Ted Standley and Bishop Oden. Dick 
Anders was also at the meeting representing Centenary College. 



The worship workshop mentioned above was held on April 12 and 13, 1991. It 
featured Dr. Don Sailers, Candler School of Theology, Emory University and Dr. Melva 



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Costen of the Interdenominational Center, both of Atlanta. The title of the workshop was "Let 
the amen sound from the people again." One CEU was available for attending the entire 
workshop. This workshop was planned by district worship chairpersons, The Fellowship of 
United Methodists in Worship, Music and the Other Arts, Karen Davis from the Conference 
Office, and myself. 

A meeting was held prior to the Sailer-Costen workshop to organize a new 
Conference Worship Committee, distinct from the committee which plans Annual Conference 
worship. The purpose of this new committee is to assist our churches with creative worship 
planning and leadership through workshops such as the one held in April. 

Franklin P. Poole, Chair 



Young Adult 

Emphasis on our ministry to the young adult was established through the Board of 
Discipleship this year. Rev. Karen Davis is our Conference Staff liaison. On May 18 at First 
Church in Alexandria, persons in ministry to young adults are to focus on who this ministry 
is for, how to get in touch with them, and for what purpose? Each District Coordinator of 
Young Adult Ministry will be urged to attend. 

Karen Greenwaldt, a director of Young Adult Ministries of the General Board of 
Discipleship, stated "Caring for young adults is active. We choose to care or we don't." We 
expect to have her with us at the meeting in Alexandria. 

William Peeples, Chair 



Youth Serving Ministries 

The Annual Conference Committee on Youth Serving Ministries exists to promote 
the use of Boy Scouting, Camp Fire and 4-H Clubs by the churches of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. A most important emphasis in all of these programs is the use of the Religious 
Emblems programs more commonly known as the God and Country series. The committee 
feels that these youth serving agencies are ready-made avenues that the Church can use to 
reach out into the homes of the various communities in the State. These ministries do not 
compete with the other ministries in the Church — They complement what the Church is 
already doing and are excellent means of evangelistic outreach. 

The committee is composed of the Coordinators of Youth Serving Ministries in each 
district of the Annual Conference. Some districts still use the term Scouting Ministry, but we 
are encouraging Youth Serving Ministries because of the broader terminology. There are also 
a few at-large members chosen because of their involvement in one or more of the ministries. 

This past October we placed a full-page pictorial description of the Youth Ministries 
in the iDuisiana United Methodist . We hope to be able to do so again this year. We also 
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be the evening of September 26 in the North Shore District and the second will be in the Lake 
Charles District on November 10. More publicity will be forthcoming. 

The Committee also recognizes these individuals who have rendered exceptional 
service in the Youth Serving Ministries. Last year we honored the Reverend Henry Bowdon 
with the prestigious God and Service Award. We also presented the Torch Award to Mr. 
Bradford Mayo of Lake Charles and to Mr. Edwin D. Brown of Lafayette. We will be 
presenting two Torch Awards at this coming session of the Annual Conference and will also 
be honoring some outstanding units with the Bishop's Award of Excellence. 

Ray Holt, Chair 



Single Adult Ministries 

Effective as of the Convocation of Boards, the Single and Young Adult Committee 
has been separated into two committees. This recognizes the need to see singles as adults of 
all ages and as a population that overlaps, but is not synonymous, with young adults. It is 
hoped that the needs of each of these important segments of our communities can be more 
effectively addressed. 

Accordingly, a new Single Adult Ministries Committee is being formed involving both 
the district Single Adult Coordinators and clergy and lay leadership from vibrant single adult 
ministries in local churches throughout the Conference. In 1991 the committee will seek to: 
(1) facilitate communication between single adult ministries in the Conference, (2) encourage 
cooperation in ministry within cities and districts as well as across the Conference, (3) provide 
information on resource persons and materials, and (4) support and/or provide training 
opportunities for district and local church leadership. 

Since single adults are substantially unchurched, the committee is formulating 
proposals for assisting local churches m reaching them and touching their lives during this last 
decade of this century. Greater involvement of, and more effective ministry with, single adults 
in the local church is an important part of this committee's vision for the Louisiana Annual 
Conference in the coming years. 

District coordinators and leaders in local church single adult ministries are encouraged 
to attend the SCJ Single Adult Leadership Conference at Mt. Sequoyah, October 11-13, 1991. 
Several persons from our Conference are helping provide leadership for this event. 

Charles R. Langford, Chair 



BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES 

The Board of Global Ministries is responsible for many areas of outreach in 
Louisiana Methodism. Its work is done through sub-committees, the reports of which are 
presented for your review in preparation for Annual Conference. 



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United Methodists in Louisiana are hard at work bringing the Good News of Christ 
to people in our state and in our world. Thanks be to God for all who give their time, talents 
and resources in the continuing mission of the church. 

Chris Andrews, Chair 

1. Church Extension and Revitalization 

This has been a banner year for Church Extension. Action taken at the 1990 session 
of the Annual Conference provided for many new opportunities for Christian ministry through 
new local congregations. The churches and ministries established are the direct outgrowth of 
a conference-wide study conducted in 1989. 

1) Fvangeline United Methodist Church in Raton Rouge began as a new 
congregation on Easter Sunday, April 15, 1990. Renovations have been completed during this 
past year on the church buildings that have allowed for more fellowship and service 
opportunities for their new congregation. A renewed and strengthened United Methodist 
presence is being provided in this transitional area of Baton Rouge through this growing 
church. 



2) Trinity United Methodist Church in Runkie is another product of Church 
Extension. Trinity was organized on June 12, 1990 and dedicated on October 28, 1990. It is 
the first new church organized in the Alexandria District in twenty-nine years. This church 
is ministering to the surrounding community as it begins to draw new members into the 
Christian faith. 



3) Fellowshi p United Methodist Church in Rossier City held its organizational 
service in December of 1990 following seven months of visitation, fellowship service, Bible 
study, prayer and planning. The organizing pastor and new members conducted a mammoth 
telephone invitation campaign that assisted greatly in recruiting the 250 persons who 
participated in the first worship service. Tlie church is continuing to develop through regular 
worship, Bible study, choir, UMW, UMY, ongoing visitation programming and many other 
signs of mission and ministry. Plans are being explored for the building of the first unit. 

4) Genesis United Methodist Church in Raton Roug e was organized on Sunday 
October 28, 1990 with 65 people in attendance. It was dedicated on January 13, 1991. The 
first service was the culmination of a series of several weeks of door-to-door visitation and 
follow-up by maQing by the pastor and volunteers from neighboring United Methodist 
Churches. Genesis is already assisting in ministry to the community, especially through 
cooperative programming with local elementary schools. In addition to community service, 
the emphases for this new church are evangelism. Christian Fellowship and nurturing 
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5) North Tiifayette is the most recent site for a new United Methodist congregation. 
Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church in Lafayette was discontinued on Palm Sunday, 
March 24, 1991 and from it a nucleus for the new congregation began. The new church 
opened its doors for worship on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1991. Extensive research and j 
planning was done in preparation for the new congregation. Direct telephone invitations and 
follow-up mailings were a key to the response of 170 people who celebrated Easter Sunday 
in the new church home, temporarily located in an elementary school. Many residents of the 
area surrounding the North Lafayette property have indicated a strong interest in joining this 
United Methodist Church. The 1000 Club of the Conference Board of Laity is in the process 
of raising money to assist this new church in building its first unit. 

In addition to these new congregations, the Conference has bought property for a new 
church location in LaPlace, is cooperating with the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in j 
a loan from the United Methodist Development Fund, and has assisted in the establishment of 
the Istrouma Metropolitan Methodist Mission Center in Baton Rouge in 1990, and the New 
Orleans Urban Ministries to begin in 1991. The Conference is currently underwriting the 
salary support of ministers in eight new congregations throughout Louisiana. 

The Committee on Church Extension and Revitalization is now in the process of a 
re-evaluation and selection of sites for new congregations in 1991 and beyond. 

We ask that you continue to pray for the development of new and revitalized 
congregations. The establishment of new congregations will pay benefits in mission and 
ministry to the entire Conference, for it is in the sowing of these seeds that we reap new 
dynamic growth. 

John Porter, Chair 



2. Volunteers In Mission 

Volunteers in Mission has organized a Conference Committee which has the 
following Mission Statement and Goals: 

Mission Statement 

The Louisiana Conference Volunteers in Mission Committee exists to inform, 
promote, and train lay and clergy persons in the Conference to become involved through 
prayers, gifts, and service in United Methodist mission projects on a local, state, national, and 
international level, thus fulfilling this Great Commission. 

GDals: 

1. Provide adequate printed material for those considering, planning, or preparing for a 
VIM project. 

2. Secure funding for the Conference VIM program through an Advance Special and 
through the Conference Board of Global Ministries budget. 



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3. Have a VIM presentation in every district in cooperation with the District Board of 
Global Ministries Coordinators. 

4. Cooperate with the Conference Disaster Committee in preparing for coordination in 
time of emergencies. 

5. Approve yearly a list of projects in the Conference approved by this Committee and 
also by the Board of Global Ministries. 

George Duerson, Chair 



3. Hunger Task Force 

Jesus said: "In whatsoever you have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, 
you have done it unto me!" 

The Hunger Task Force of the Louisiana Annual Conference invites you to do 
something for those who are hungry. 

Locally : The Harvest of Hope 

The Harvest of Hope is a week-long work/study program for youth that helps the 
needy in our "own backyard" by salvaging produce that otherwise would be left in the fields 
to rot. In the short time that the Harvest has been active in this state, over 400,000 lbs of 
produce has ended up on someone's table rather than going to waste. The Harvest, however, 
addresses the needs of the hungry in more than one way. 

Through the Harvest of Hope experience, the youth who participate become more 
aware of hunger and the ways in which their faith in Christ calls them to respond. We hope, 
also in 1991, to begin establishing a gleaning network which will greatly increase the amount 
of food we can salvage and the number of hungry people we can serve. 

At present the Louisiana Harvest of Hope is for the most part self-funded. 
Therefore, expansion and program development depend completely upon outside gifts. All 
donations would be greatly appreciated. For instance, $85.00 would sponsor an 
underprivileged youth who otherwise could not attend. For more information about the 
Louisiana Harvest of Hope contact: Rev. Rob Weber, P.O. Box 388, Benton, LA 71006. 

Nationally : Bread For the World 

Bread for the World is a Christian citizens' lobby that focuses solely on hunger. As 
individuals, members of Bread for the World work in local soup kitchens and food pantries 
and give to their denominational hunger appeals. They also know that a single decision by 
Congress or the president can undo — or multiply may times over — the good their voluntary 
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So, as Bread for the World members, they use their influence as citizens to support 
national policies that will meet the immediate needs of hungry people and address those 
problems and situations which leave people hungry in the first place. Wouldn't you like to be 
a member of Bread for the World? For more information write to: Bread for the World, 802 
Rhode Island Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20081, (202) 269-0200. 

Internationally : The Fish Project 

"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for life." 
This is the basic philosophy of the FISH program. The FISH project is a world hunger 
scholarship program that allows students from underdeveloped, food-deficit countries to come 
to L.S.U. and learn modem techniques for food production that they can take back to their own 
land. Through this program, as followers of Christ, we can provide an opportunity for children 
not yet bom to mature in health and self respect, better able to fulfill the potential that God 
has given them. For more information on the Fish Project you may contact: Dr. William H. 
Patrick, Jr., Boyd Professor of Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 



4. Report of the Conference Secretary of Global Ministries 

It is the responsibility of the Conference Secretary of Global Ministries to serve as 
liaison between the General Board of Global Ministries and the Annual Conference. This 
includes promotion of the Advance (the name given to the mission work of United 
Methodists), interpreting the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and working 
with local and district mission leaders in the work of the Church. 

It is difficult to paint a bright picture of our conference's support of the Advance in 
1990. Our financial support of the General Advance dropped to the lowest amount m the past 
three years. The per capita giving of Louisiana United Methodists was only $1.19 which, 
when compared to the previous year's $1.69 per member giving, represents a decrease of 
29.6% toward our support of the general mission program of the Church. 

One bright spot of our missional giving is that churches coming "on board" for 
Covenant Relationships with missionaries out-number those who, for one reason or another, 
cease those relationships. As of March 20, 1991, forty-six churches from our conference are 
in support of at least one United Methodist missionary. This represents fifty-three Covenant 
Relationships, each being an agreement between a local church and a missionary for $3.00 per 
member or $1,000 minimum (whichever is least). Many of our churches go beyond this 
amount and contribute multiples of the sum needed to go on a relationship with a missionary. 
These missionaries serve in thirteen different countries from Sierra Leone to Brazil to India 
to El Salvador to Mozambique. The churches in our conference that support missionaries 
range in size from over four thousand members to fifteen members and come from every 
district. 

Churches in our conference are urged to support the General Advance in their budget 
and "second mile" giving. Also, support of the UMCOR Hunger Appeal is an ongoing request 
as is the Partner Churches in Crisis appeal. The latter is quadrennial appeal for support of 
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In addition, congregations are asked to remember the special Bishop's Appeal for 
emergency relief to the Philippine earthquake victims and to those affected by the civil unrest 
in Liberia. Pastors have the necessary information on these special appeals. 

Steve Caraway, Chair 



5. Promotion, Education and Cultivation 

The Committee on Promotion, Education and Cultivation continues to keep Louisiana 
United Methodists aware of mission needs and opportunities through: 

PROMOTION of missions through communications, involving the local church, the 
districts and the conference. 

EDUCATION of God's people, emphasizing the importance of mission. 

CULTIVATION of mission through participation in Conference and General Advance 
Specials by all local churches. 

Each church and individual is urged to share the rich blessings of involvement in 
mission through prayer, and the giving of self and of resources. These mission opportunities 
are for your consideration. 

The Advance 

In this forty-third year of the Advance, the PEC Committee encourages all churches 
to participate in this truly great way of being in mission. Through the Louisiana Conference 
Advance brochure, which describes the seventeen Advance Specials within our conference, and 
through the General Advance catalog. Partnership in Missions, which lists thousands of 
mission projects around the world, each church can select from a variety of projects. 100% 
of each gift goes to the project selected. 



Conference Advance Specials : 

Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club 
Conference Disaster Relief 

* Lafon Home 

Louisiana Methodist World 

Hunger Scholarship (FISH) 

* People's Community Center 

** Methodist Home of New Orleans 

* Pendleton Memorial Methodist 
Retired Minister's Homes 

* Recipients of Good Samaritan Offerings 



Dulac Community Center 
Felicity Urban Outreach 
** Louisiana Methodist Children's Home 
New Orleans Metro Ministries 
Shreveport Metro Ministries 
Spanish-Speaking Ministry 
Revolving Loan Fund 
Istrouma Methodist Mission 
Prison Fellowship Ministries 



** 



Recipients of Children's Home 
Offerings 



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Conference-Supported General Advance Specials : 



Lydia Patterson Institute 
Operation Friendship, Jamaica 
Society of St. Andrew - Potato Project 



Missionaries (see separate listing) 

St. Mark's Community Center, New Orleans 

Wesley College, Jamaica 




A variety of educational resources for promoting the Advance (both Conference and 
General) is available. Our Advance Information Center can be checked out of the Conference 
Resource Center in Baton Rouge. Intended for use at mission education events, this colorful 
table-top display is stored and transported in a suitcase-size box. 

Audio-video Resources are available at the Conference Office Resource Center, as follows: 

1. Louisiana Conference Advance Special, slides - 45 minutes 

2. Lydia Patterson Institute, slides - 40 minutes 

3. The Most Forgotten People (Dulac Community Center), slides - 19 minutes 

4. Presenting The Advance, slides - 10 minutes 

5. The Revolving I^an Fund, slides - 9 minutes 

6. The Spanish Speaking Ministry: The Sermon Nobody Forgets, slides 17 1/2 

minutes 

7. Advance Along The Second Miles, VHS - 29 minutes, 5 seconds 

8. Born To Give, 16 MM - 28 minutes 

9. Bom To Give, Bom To Grow, VHS - 28 minutes 

10. Jamaica, VHS - 15 minutes 

11. Potato Project, VHS - 15 minutes 

12. An Introduction to McCurdy School featuring Mission Interpreter Marie Stuart, VHS 

- 16 minutes 

13. Faith in Farm Crisis 

14. Louisiana Methodists in Mission - 45 minutes 

15. Mt. Sequoyah, VHS 

16. Africa Emergency, VHS 

17. Africa Initiative, VHS 

18. Making Mission Happen 

19. Mexico — New Temple Methodist Church, VHS 

20. Mission Priority - Three Days in September 

21. People Have a Mind to Work, VHS - 20 minutes 

22. Image of Life, Visions of Hope 

23. Eight Priorities of The Advance 

Celebrate the Advance! Participation by all churches in this wonderful and unique 
program of United Methodism is the genuine way to do it I 

School of Christian Mission conducted by the Conference United Methodist Women. 

This school is approved for Continuing Education Units for ministers. This year the 
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Mission Interpretation — The Mission Coordinator of the South Central Jurisdiction is: 

Dr. Kenneth B. Mcintosh 

P.O. Box 12038 

Dallas, Texas 75225 (telephone: 214-373-1554) 

Irtuisiana Missionaries 

Members o^or assigned to Louisiana Conference: 

Carolyn Belshe - Chicuqua Rural Hospital, C.P. 2640, Maputo, Mozambique 

Patricia Bowers - The United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 124 Bo, Sierra Leone 

Nancy Boye - Calle Panama #10, Col. Centro Americana, San Salvador, El Salvador 

Doretha Brown - 1034 Eagle St.; Franklin, LA 70538 

Robert and Lillian Hunt - 18 Lorong Setiapusa 2; 50490, Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia 

David and Mary Sue Lowry - Casilla 821; Temuco, Chile 

Juanelva Rose - Department of Music; Tunghai University; Tai Chung, Taiwan 

James Nancy Tims - CAIXA Postal 16.139; 22.222 Rio de Janerio; RJ, BrazQ 

Sebastine and Karen Ujereh - United Methodist Church of Southern Zaire, B.P. 2061, 

Lumbumbashi, Zaire 
Carlos and Sarojini Welch - 4 Batter Lane; Delhi 100 054; India 
Thomas and Donna Wilford - B.P. 77; Luena; Rep. du Zaire; Central Africa 



6. Revolving Loan Plan 



The following churches have current loans (as of March 15, 1991) with the revolving 



loan fund: 



Berwick UMC 

Bethel UMC 

Bluff Creek UMC 

Centerpoint UMC 

Crew Lake UMC 

Eros UMC 

Huff Chapel UMC 

Ingleside UMC 

Jefferson UMC, New Orleans 

Johnson Chapel UMC 

KeithvUle UMC 

Kentwood UMC 

Lee's Landing UMC 

McDonald Chapel UMC 

Magnolia UMC 

Mangham UMC 

Mt. Sinai UMC 

Mt. Zion UMC 

ReveUle UMC 



$4,770.00 
6,000.00 
2,156.43 
2,572.00 
6,000.00 
870.72 
3,500.00 
6,000.00 
3,300.00 
6,000.00 
6,000.00 
5,800.00 
5,500.00 
4,750.00 
3,600.00 
5,000.00 
4,080.00 
6,000.00 
3,504.00 



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St. Charles UMC 

St. James UMC 

St. Landry UMC 

St. Lukes's UMC - Greenwell Springs 

St. Paul's UMC - Shreveport 

Shady Grove UMC 

Slaughter UMC 

Squyers UMC 

Walker UMC 

Wamsley UMC 

Wesley, Booneville 

Wesley, Mansfield 

Wesley Foundation, Northeastern 

Wesley Foundation, Southeastern 

Wesley, Thibodaux 

Williams UMC 

Woodlawn UMC 



1,278.96 
1,680.11 
3,132.00 
3,600.00 
4,800.00 
4,800.00 
3,600.00 
6,000.00 

120.51 
2,395.68 
6,000.00 

909.08 
4,200.00 
2,226.00 
5,000.00 
2,799.00 
4,800.00 



There are three applications for revolving loans for a total of $17,000 that are 
pending; however, there are no funds available at this time. 

Vernon Fairley, Chair 



7. Support Action Ministries 



1991 SAM Committee Grants 



EioifiCt 



Year 



Gram 



District 



Community Activity Center 
Chatham 

Roberts Day Care 

Cornerstone Kids 



2 
3 



$3,167 
$1,334 
$1,334 



Ruston 
North Shore 
New Orleans 



Noel Neighborhood Ministries 
Clearinghouse Church Careers 
Intern 2 



$1,157 



Shreveport 



Clanton Chapel Church Growth 
Christian Pre-School 



$1,634 



Acadiana 



Jefferson Church, B.R. 
ALF Activities 



$1,834 



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Thompson Church, N.O. 
Project Development 

First Street Church, N.O. 
Project Care 

People's Community Center, 
N.O.: Program Development 
Therapeutic Ministry & 
Tutorial Latch Key 

Istrouma Metro Methodist 
Mission Center 

Faith Church Family Outreach 
Center, El em. Tutoring & 
Adult literacy Program 

Budget Management Services, 



$1,334 



$1,334 



$3,267 



$5,067 



$4,594 



Alonzo J. Cambell, Chair 



New Orleans 



New Orleans 



New Orleans 



Baton Rouge 



Shreveport 



Shepherd Center 




2 


$2,692 


Alexandria 


Angel Care Handicapped 
Children's Service 


2 


$2,692 


Alexandria 


South Baton Rouge 
Coop-Project 




3 


$4117 


Baton Rouge 


Samaritan Counseling 


^Cn. 


3 


$2,334 


Lake Charles 



8. Health and Welfare Ministries 



The Health and Welfare Committee continues to encourage the observances of Access 
Sunday with distribution of worship materials through the Conference Coordinated Mailings. 
This observance increases awareness of persons with handicapping conditions in our 
congregations. Access Sunday will be observed on October 20, 1991. 

A Committee on Ministries to Persons with Handicapping Conditions was formed in 
March of 1990. Sarabeth Atkins serves as Chairperson. 

The major responsibility of the Health and Welfare Committee contmues to be the 
promotion of offerings to support the five Health and Welfare Ministries of our Conference. 
The Good Samaritan Ministries are Lafon Home, Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital and 
Peoples Community Center, all located in New Orleans. Offerings which benefit the Methodist 
Home of New Orleans and the Methodist Children's Home in Ruston are taken on Mother's 
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This new offering plan was first observed after June, 1990. In the coordinated Good 
Samaritan Offering benefitting the five Conference institutions taken at Easter, 1990, 
$116,307.97 was received. The October Good Samaritan Offering benefitting 3 institutions 
was $46,126.11. The Children's Home Offering, taken at Christmas, was $16,917.58, making 
a total of $179,351.66. This was $29,250 less than the coordinated offering taken m 1989. 

Mary Margaret Barr, Chair 



Committee on Ministries to Persons With Handicapping Conditions 

This Committee was organized as a subcommittee of the Health and 
Welfare Committee. "Is Your Church Accessible?" Bookmarks were 
distributed at 1990 Annual Conference. Sarabeth Atkins, Chairperson, 
spoke briefly at Annual Conference, explaining the Committee's purpose, 
and invited interested persons to become members. 

Mickey Stringfield attended the National Consultation for Physically 
Challenged Clergy in Nashville in November 1990 as a representative of the 
Committee. 

Observance of Access Sunday on October 21, 1990 was encouraged by 
including worship suggestions in the October Coordinated Mailing. Access 
Sunday will be observed on October 20, 1991. 

Plans are being made for a seminar November 8-9, 1991, in the Lake Charles 
District that will help local churches learn how to develop ministries to meet the 
needs of persons with various handicaps - mobility impairment, hearing, sight, 
developmental and emotional disorders, etc. This will be a model for seminars to be 
held in other districts in the future. 

Sarabeth Atkins, Chair 



AIDS Task Force 

-All summer camps around the state were contacted and were provided with AIDS 
education specific to the age group. 

-The Task Force was granted $1,000 during Annual Conference to be used through 
December 31, 1990. Among other items, all district offices were provided with the 
video "THREADS OF LOVE" produced by Gen. Bd. of Global Ministries, Health 
& Welfare Dept., and a copy of Terry Boyd's book, AIDS! One Christian's Strugg le. 

-An exhibit was made for Annual Conference and stocked with a large quantity of 
brochures. These items numbered approximately 3,000 pieces and were distributed 
to all who stopped at the exhibit to ask questions. A high percentage of those who 
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Blacks are disproportionately affected by the AIDS crisis in Louisiana. It should be 
noted that all of the brochures that were distributed were donated by NO/AIDS Task 
Force in New Orleans. This represents approximately $450 in cost that we would 
otherwise not have been able to afford. 

-The New Orleans, Baton Rouge, North Shore, and Acadiana District Preachers' 
Meetings have all received presentations concerning the spiritual, ethical, and social 
dimensions of AIDS, along with basic medical information and suggestions as to 
directions the church can be taking in responding to those infected and affected by 
AIDS. 

-Each district was asked individually to declare a Sunday as AIDS Awareness 
Sunday. December 2nd was recommended, as December 1st was World AIDS Day. 
Several churches observed it. 

-The task force has become an organizational member of the AIDS National 
Interfaith Network (ANIN), and as a result, we are advised of legislative reforms and 
funding bills that are introduced, and are able to write, telephone, and send telegrams 
to our respective Congressman to ask for their support of bills before Congress. 
Through its mailings, we are also kept abreast of programming and events provided 
by religious groups around the country. Networking with others around the country 
is proving to be mvaluable. 

-At the ANIN national conference in Chicago held m September, I was able to 
participate in a meeting of United Methodists concerned with HIV/AIDS. In that 
meeting several specific ideas were adopted on ways to co-ordinate the efforts of the 
United Methodist Church throughout the country in combating AIDS. 

-I attended the National United Methodist Student Conference in Louisville, Ky. 
between Christmas and New Years as a workshop facilitator for an AIDS workshop. 
"AIDS: The Gospel Imperative". It was discovered that at least one-half of the 
students were very unclear about very basic AIDS facts. This fact underscores what 
we have been preaching, that although we have been busy, we still have a lot of 
outreach to do, as this group is the most likely to become infected with HIV. 

-Plans are now being formulated to sponsor a poster contest of all Sunday School 
students to heighten awareness among the youth of our church. This would be an 
excellent way to reach the young in a non-threatening manner. Dependant upon 
funding for this year, we hope to provide Sunday Schools with a workbook/coloring 
book in cartoon format to do additional AIDS education. 

-Agam, dependant upon funding, we plan to purchase the book, "AIDS:, A guide to 
Survival" from the Harris County Medical Society in Houston, Texas. They are sold 
in increments of 100, with the cost being $.25 each plus 15% postage and handling. 

-Retreats are now being studied as a way to reach out to the AIDS/HIV community 
and its care-giver. Special consideration is being given to location of 
accommodations to nearby medical facilities m cases of emergency. Several 
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that many PWAs and significant others have responded with great enthusiasm when 
told about and reminded of the Love and Grace of God, and His forgiveness. 

-Plans also are presently underway to provide resource information during the 
summer camps for this year. We will attempt to reach even the younger age groups 
this year, in addition to the junior high/high school aged youth. 

-As ever, there are pockets of resentment and rejection we have dealt with around 
the state, but they are becoming fewer and fewer as the AIDS crisis touches the lives 
of more and more of us. They, too, are coming to realize that as we already know, 
"OUR CHURCH HAS AIDS". 

Peter M. Braswell, Chair 



9. Dulac Community Center 

Spring Brings New Life! 

With the coming of spring, comes the budding of new life. In Dulac, Louisiana there 
was something else bursting forth this spring! It will be a new beginning for the Dulac 
Community Center. For the past five-and-a-half years, the Community Center has been in 
a semi-dormant stage. In the past, the Center was bursting forth with many programs, serving 
many individuals living within the Dulac and Grand Caillou communities. During more recent 
times, the Center's operations have been reduced to programs that could be performed out of 
the office/apartment or in individuals' homes, following the resulting flood waters of Hurricane 
Juan in October of 1985. 

BUT, with the coming of spring, new life comes with a new multi-purpose building 
and a completely renovated recreational building. The renovations and expansion of the 
facilities are the work and efforts of many individuals who have labored long, hard hours and 
have overcome obstacle after obstacle. The funding for the renovation and expansion project 
has been a result of the Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries. This spring, the 
Center will be budding and "putting out" new growth and programs, much of which will begin 
shortly after moving in. 

Picture this in your mind. Jesus told His disciples, "You shall be witnesses unto me 
. . . unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8) Jesus was referring to Dulac, Louisiana. 
Dulac fits the criteria for being the uttermost part of the earth. The Webster's New World 
Dictionary defines the meaning of uttermost or utmost as being, "situated at the farthest point 
or limit; most extreme or distant; farthest." Dulac is the ending point of several roads running 
between and over bayous before ending at the marshes. For many, Dulac has seemed to be 
the end of the earth and has become the refuge of many who have sought isolation from the 
rest of the world, namely the Native American population. For some, Dulac is the place their 
families have lived for decades or even a century, and they too will live their lives. For 
others, it is the "stepping off" place for the Gulf of Mexico. Along the lengthy drive south 
of Houma, much of what one would see are beautiful shrimp and fishing boats, disguising 
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The Center is presently a project related to the National Division of the General 
Board of Global Ministries for The United Methodist Church. The buildings and grounds are 
owned by the Women's Division of the General Board. The Center is a federally recognized 
501 (c)3 non-profit organization which is governed by an extremely active Board of Directors, 
made up of fifteen members and six active ex-officio members. The Members of the Board 
are made up of a cross section of equal portions representing The United Methodist Church, 
the community (contingency) served, and the community at large. Many of the board members 
are from accomplished or professional fields bringing their skills, abilities, and expertise into 
the realm of decision making. 

The Center has for its primary goal to provide social services to the disadvantaged, 
low-income population of the Dulac area. Many of the programs are directed to the Native 
American population, due to their large number within the Dulac area, but the programs are 
open to anyone living in the vicinity of the Center. The Center's main purpose is to seek ways 
in meeting the social, emotional, economical, and physical needs of the people. At the Center, 
our emphasis is placed on the individual, rather than the programs. Our primary focuses have 
been placed upon children, women, and families, and will remain so. Working through the 
various programs at the Center, our objective is to produce an individual who is empowered, 
inspured, and enabled to be all that God has intended and created him or her to be. 

The existing programs at Dulac include the Community Girl's Club, the Child 
Advocacy Program, and the Emergency Food Bank. The following programs will be placed 
into action as funds become available: Day Care and Early Childhood Development 
(Preschool) Program, Adult Education, Family Recreation, Children's Summer Enrichment and 
Recreation, Youth Enrichment, Children's After School Enrichment, Head Start and Senior 
Adult Programs. Other programs to begin in the near future are Case Management Program, 
Home Repair and Weatherization, Arts and Crafts, and Economic Development. 

Robin K. Thompson, Executive Director 



10. Lafon Methodist Home 

Since 1984 Lafon has served the greater New Orleans area by providing quality long- 
term nursing care for its residents. We are home to over 90 elderly individuals and enrich 
their golden years with a family atmosphere that goes well beyond the usual arena of nursing 
service. 

With the recent implementation of new federal guidelines, we are now considering 
a nursing facility. This new characterization allows us to provide services for the skilled 
individual who requires more intensive nursing care. 

Within days of admittance, a new resident is assessed and evaluated by Nursing 
Service, Social Service, and the Activity Dept.. An individual plan of care is developed and 
tailored to meet the needs of that individual. The plan is reviewed and updated every 90 days, 
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Family participation is strongly encouraged in the on-going care of our residents. 
This provides a continual link with their former environment and that of the nursing facility. 
Regular family meetings are held to keep members abreast of any changes in facility policy 
and/or their relative's care. This allows for continual input of the families and residents during 
their stay at the Lafon Methodist facility. 

While aging is an inevitable part of life, it need not be a negative experience. Here 
at Lafon we strive to provide an environment full of energy and free of the negative stigmas 
which are usually attached to nursing home environments. 

Edward "Sandy" Lang, Administrator 



11. Louisiana Methodist Children's Home 

The Board and staff are pleased to report that 1990 was a very successful year in 
terms of services provided to children, youth and families within the Louisiana Annual 
Conference. 

The direct care services remained populated at capacity throughout the year. A total 
aggregate number of 355 children were served in the Home's various programs of residential 
and direct care. During the year a total of 506 individual children were referred to the Home. 
Many children went unserved due to the lack of bed space and funds to provide more direct 
care. 

During 1991 there were 152 new families that received family counseling services 
through the Family Development Center. A total of 320 individual clients and family members 
received counseling. A total of 66 former residents were provided with follow-up after care 
services during 1990. 

During 1990 the Howard Education Center served a total of 106 youth in Emergency 
Shelter, Evaluation and Residential Care Programs. Seventy-one new youth were admitted 
and 41 moved through the regular classroom and on to either public school or left the Home 
for other placements. 

Methodist Children's Home received a total operating income of $2,611,285 during 
1990. Contributions received directly by MCH were 9% of the total. The Church Offering 
provided 4% of the income. Interest earned from the Home's invested funds provided 28% 
with the remaining 58% coming from purchase of service fees. The total operating program 
expense was $2,548,367. 

The Louisiana Methodist Children's Home Board of Directors requests the following action by 
the Louisiana Annual Conference: 

The election of these persons to board membership with terms expiring in: 

1994- Mrs. Robert Green Hinton Mr. Welton Brumfield, Jr. Rev. H.A. Harrington 
Mrs. Rosemary Ewing Mr. L.D. Napper 



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1993 - Mrs. Rosalie Mclnnis 



Terrel J. DeVille, Executive Director 

L.D. McGehee, President, Board of Directors 



12. MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services, Inc. 

MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services, Inc. is a child care agency located 
on an oak tree shaded campus at 1210 East Main Street in Houma, Louisiana. The property 
is owned by The Women's Division of The United Methodist Church. The National Division 
of the General Board of Global Ministries is responsible for our program. The agency is 
governed by a Board of Directors made up of 15 elected citizens from across the State of 
Louisiana. There are also five ex-officio and seven honorary members on the board. 

Since 1919, MacDonell's mission has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of 
the children of South Louisiana. Over the last decade, MacDonell has grown into a very 
different type of child care agency. We are now licensed to provide 24 hour-a-day care, 
education and Christian nurturing for 36 permanent residents. Residential care is provided for 
children with problems that prevent them from living in a family setting. The majority of 
admissions are for boys and girls between the ages of five and sixteen who have the potential 
to achieve in public schools. Even though children are accepted from anywhere within the 
state of Louisiana, most children in our care are from the parishes of Lafourche, St. Mary and 
Terrebonne so services may be rendered to the families whenever there is a possibility of 
reconciliation. The rules for acceptance and participation in the program at MacDonell are the 
same for everyone without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical 
challenge. Anyone considering placing children at MacDonell should contact our office. 

The goal of treatment at MacDonell is to work in partnership - whenever possible - 
with parents and children, and to assure the child of his right to his own family. Professional 
counseling services are arranged for and provided by MacDonell. 

Life at MacDonell utilizes the unit plan of group living in three residences on our 
campus. The child care staff is on three, eight-hour shifts similar to that of a hospital setting. 
The "cottages," as the residences are called here, are decorated with modem colors and 
furnishings to instill a sense of love and warmth in the environment. The children are 
encouraged to learn self-reliance by assisting with routine household tasks. 

Most of our chQdren attend public schools. An on-campus classroom with limited 
student/teacher ratio is available for children, both in our residential program and the 
hnmediate community, who meet the criteria outlined by the Terrebonne Parish School Board. 

MacDonell welcomes all inquiries concerning services. Representatives from our 
staff are available for speaking engagements to interested groups and organizations. We are 
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tours while the children are on campus in order to protect the confidentiality and preserve the 
dignity and trust of the children we serve. 

As recommended by the Child Welfare League in America, the President is required 
to hold a Master's Degree in social work (MSSW). The Board of Directors requires that the 
President, GJ. "Jerry" Bridges, be certified and licensed by the State of Louisiana (BCSW) 
to practice social work and belong to the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). 

Michael Guidroz (ACSW, BCSW) is Vice President of Social Services, and is also 
required to have a Master's Degree in social work. He is responsible for completing an intake 
study when a child is referred here that determines the needs of the child, and assists in the 
decision as to whether or not the agency can meet these needs. Each child receives counselmg 
on a one-on-one basis. 

The social services staff also provides counseling for families, and married couples 
who do not have children in our residential program. Fees are on a sliding scale basis. 

The children in care at MacDonell have been frequently exposed to a tremendous 
amount of stress prior to entering our program. A great deal of loving, nurturing care is 
required to help them grow and develop toward their greatest potential. 

MacDonell depends heavily on the Louisiana Office of Community Services for fee 
payment for children placed in custody. Due to the economic climate, these funds were 
drastically cut during the past few years. We also receive assistance from the Board of Global 
Ministries of The United Methodist Church, and private donations from churches and 
individuals. Seventy-five percent of all income goes directly to help the children we serve. 
The remaining 25% is utilized for administrative salaries and expenses such as printing, office 
supplies and equipment, etc. Each day we become increasingly reliant on the generosity of 
individuals and organizations. 

Last year 12,605 child care days were provided through the residential, emergency, 
and Residential Family Care programs. During this past year, 49 children used our residential 
program and approximately 36 families utilized our Outpatient Therapy Program. 

Income Figures As of June 30, 1990 (Audited) 

Board of Global Ministries $86,083.00 

(Appropriation, Supplemental) 
Lx)uisiana Church Sources 9,416.00 

(Memorials, Honorariums, Gifts) 
Individual Contributions 45,802.00 

(Memorials, Honorariums, Gifts) 

Tri-Parish Volunteer Activist Gala 7,400.00 

State of Louisiana 898,648.00 

(Purchase of Care) 
Government Grants 3,986.00 



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Please consider placing MacDonell on your church or civic organization's program 
agenda during the year so more people can be aware of the rich history and services provided 
to children in need. 

The board members currently serving this mission are: Dr. William Wilder, Chair - 
Houma; Rev. Vernon Fairley, Vice Chair - Franklin; Dr. Grace Monk, Secretary - 
Thibodaux; Mr. Rodney Serpas, Treasurer - Houma. 

Elected members are: Rev. Henry Bowdon - Houma; Mrs. Ereline Bradford - Baton 
Rouge; Mr. Walter Brock - Baton Rouge; Mrs. Inez Chrisentery - Baton Rouge; Mrs. Chris 
Hall - Baton Rouge; Dr. William Ladd -Houma; Mr. John Laing - Houma; Mrs. Janelle 
McCammon - Lafayette; Mrs. Marcia Moser - Baton Rouge; and Rev. Joe Rountree - 
Jonesville. 

Ex-Officio members are: Rev. James Davidson - New Orleans; Mrs. Dorothy 
Dunbar - Church Point; Rev. Gary Herman - Houma; Bishop William B. Oden - Baton 
Rouge; Mr. Doran Porter - New York, NY; Dr. Kirby A. Vining - Lafayette; Mrs. Norma 
Winegeart - Plain Dealing; and Dr. Pete Rhymes - Houma. 

Honorary members are: Mrs. Helen Brock - Baton Rouge; Mrs. G.W. Dameron - 
Pineville; Mrs. G.E. Laskey - Ruston; Mrs. Elizabeth McGowan - Baton Rouge; Dr. B. 
Joseph Martin - Gray; Mr. A.B. Nichols - College Station, TX; and Mrs. Dee Riggin - 
Houma. 

It is vital that we count on your continued prayers and financial support through 
proper channels to bring MacDonell into the 21st century. We are so thankful to the United 
Methodist Women for their concern and support 

G.J. "Jerry" Bridges, President 



13. Methodist Health Systems Foundation, Inc and 
Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital 

Since 1968, Pendleton Memorial Hospital has offered a full range of acute care 
services, ministering to the physical as well as spiritual needs of our patients. The focus of 
this care is delivered within the context of our Christian mission reflecting the spirit of the 
greatest healer of all, Jesus Christ. 

Methodist is a 317-bed community hospital situated on 22 acres in East New 
Orleans. As a nonprofit organization, Methodist provided inpatient services to over 9,400 
patients, and outpatient services for nearly 15,000 visits during this past fiscal year. 
Approximately 1,300 babies were bom at the hospital during that time. Over 21,500 patients 
were seen in our Emergency Department. 

Methodist Hospital is blessed with over 900 highly motivated employees imbued with 
the spirit of caring instilled by the Louisiana Conference. These individuals discharge their 
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mind. In addition, Methodist is served by a staff of over 275 physicians covering virtually all 
the specialties and subspecialties of medicine. 

Expenditures associated with the services provided by Methodist totaled 
approximately $60 million last fiscal year. During this same time, donations from the United 
Methodist churches in the Louisiana Conference totaled $5,600. These contributions helped 
provide a portion of the over $560,000 of free care which Methodist Hospital provided during 
this past fiscal year through its financial assistance program. 

The Board of Directors of the Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. includes M. 
Kenneth Schor, Chairman; Judge Thomas L. Giraud, Vice Chairman; Charles E. McHale, Jr., 
Secretary; Willis A. Baker, Treasurer; Marian Eggerton and Jack T. Styron, Members; and 
Frederick C. Young, Jr., President. 

The Foundation, which functions as a holding company, has a number of subsidiary 
corporations and operations. The purpose of the Foundation, as well as the subsidiaries, is to 
provide additional economic resources to Methodist Hospital, particularly in this time of 
increasing competition and general economic downturn. As such, the Foundation's primary 
goal is that of ensuring that Methodist Hospital is able to build upon its tradition of providing 
healthcare to the Greater East New Orleans community and beyond. While most of these 
subsidiary operations are involved in activities outside the hospital proper, they are involved 
with healthcare-related services, most of which are on a freestanding basis. 

The Methodist Psychiatric pavilion is a good example of a subsidiary operation which 
provides an unmet clinical need within the community in the area of mental health and 
substance abuse. At the same time, it provides an economic return to the Foundation and 
subsequently to Methodist Hospital. 

Current social and economic forces encourage that surgery be performed on a same 
day basis whenever possible. Advances in clinical technology also enable more surgical cases 
to be done on a same day basis. Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center assists Methodist 
Hospital in competing effectively on this front by offering cost-effective, high-quality, and 
convenient surgical services. The Center is a joint venture between the Foundation and a 
group of surgeons associated with.. Methodist Hospital. 

Methodist Hospital recently acquired the latest medical advancement for the treatment 
I of kidney stones. Methodist is the only hospital in the East New Orleans area to provide this 
I new technology to the community. 

One of the fundamental changes which has occurred within the healthcare delivery 
land payment system has been the development of "managed care" programs. As such, 
Methodist Hospital has proactively sought to be a major force within the realm of managed 
care in the New Orleans marketplace. By virtue of its convenient location, and broad-based, 
high-quality services offered at competitive prices, Methodist Hospital has been sought as an 
institutional provider by virtually all of the managed care programs entering the community, 
I and has become the provider of choice in East New Orleans. 

The Methodist Occupational & Industrial Medicine Clinic provides prompt, 
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a wide variety of services from emergency treatment for injured or ill employees to 
rehabilitative care. 

The Physicians Medical Plaza is currently under construction. The Plaza will be a 
three-story, 50,000 square foot structure with 150 associated parking spaces. Suites will be 
custom designed to meet the individual needs of the practice of each physician. Completion 
is scheduled for the summer of 1991. 

The Methodist Cancer Center recently celebrated its second anniversary. While 
Methodist has the capability to provide for surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy 
treatment has not been available in East New Orleans. The Methodist Cancer Center adds the 
dimension of radiation therapy and allows us to provide a comprehensive cancer treatment 
program. 

The Jonathan Owen Nelson Cancer Fund has been established at the Methodist Health 
System in memory of Jonathan Nelson, son of Chaplain Judy Nelson. Through his mother's 
dedicated services as a Chaplain at Methodist Hospital, and as a result of his illness, Jonathan 
became interested in supporting cancer research and treatment programs associated with the 
Hospital. Funds designated for this special fund will be used for treatment, research, 
equipment and any other needs that will advance the cure of cancer through the Methodist 
Health System. 

Due to the high volume of utilization, which far exceeds projections for the first two 
years, the Methodist Cancer Center will be expanded to accommodate the increase in patient 
usage. Completion is scheduled for the summer of 1991. 

The Methodist Neurosurgery Center provides treatment for disorders of the brain, 
spinal cord and major peripheral nerves. 

Over 5,500 members have joined Senior Focus for adults 55 and over. Recognizing 
the special health care and financial needs of older adults. Senior Focus offers a package of 
health-related services and activities. 

Methodist Hospital has made an educational commitment to the United Methodist 
ministers of the Louisiana Conference, offering a series of lectures and programs that qualify 
for continuing education credits. 

The Hospital again hosted a Clergy Orientation Day for ministers throughout the State 
of Louisiana. Chaplains Durbin and Nelson hosted a tour of the hospital, as well as of the 
freestanding facilities. 

Members of the United Methodist Clergy will receive a special 20% discount on their 
portion of the bill for services rendered at Methodist Hospital. Clergy from other 
denominations may receive a 10% discount under this program. 

The Methodist Psychiatric Pavilion, through a special arrangement with the Louisiana 
Conference, offers psychiatric evaluations for individuals who enter the ministry. 

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and Director of the Department of Pastoral Care, and the reappointment of Chaplain Judy 
Nelson as Associate Chaplain. 

Fred Young, Jr., President 



14. Methodist Home of New Orleans 

The Board of Directors and staff of The Methodist Home of New Orleans are pleased 
to report that 1990 was a most successful year for services to the children of Louisiana and 
their families. During 1990, The Methodist Home of New Orleans continued its ministry of 
treatment, parent education and training through a second year of commitment of a grant 
provided by The German Protestant Orphans Asylum. This grant allowed the Home to operate 
satellite counseling centers throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. 

During 1990, 185 children received Shelter Care, Moderate Intervention, Residential 
Family Care, and Diagnostic and Evaluation services under the umbrella organization of The 
Methodist Home of New Orleans. The Home provided care for children and youth, ages birth 
through fourteen years, from twelve parishes in our state. 

The Methodist Home of New Orleans received operating income of $1,640,489.59 
during 1990. Contributions were 12.60% of that total. The Good Samaritan Offering 
provided 2.8% of that income. Interest accrued from the Home's Investment funds provided 
2.10%. The remaining 85.3% came from the state purchase of services. 

The Board of Directors of The Methodist Home of New Orleans requests the 
following action by The Louisiana Annual Conference: 

1) The election of the following persons as officers of the Board: 

Rev. J. Roddy Taylor - President 
Dr. Elton Harrison - Vice President 
Dr. Clyde Frazier - Secretary 
Mr. Rodney P. Frisard - Treasurer 

2) The election of the following person to Board Membership with a term expiring 
in 1993: 

Mrs. Jackie Bartlett 

3) The election of the following persons to Board Membership with a term expiring 



in 1994: 



Mrs. Mae Calvin 
Rev. Percell Church, Sr. 
Ms. Gail McGlothin 
Rev. Ken Fisher 
Rev. Ken Irby 



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4) The appointment of a part-time chaplain for the year 1991 - 1992. 

5) The approval of dates for the Board of Directors for 1991 - 1992, as outlined by 
the By-laws of The Home: 

November 21, 1991 
March 12, 1992 
November 19, 1992 

Dr. Richard E. Hodges, Executive Director 



15. Peoples Methodist Community Center 

Since our last report to the conference in June, 1990, Peoples Community Center has 
continued a stable path of program service delivery. Our three program initiatives have 
remained vital in addressing the needs of poor inner-city residents. 

The Child Care Program has maintained an average weekly attendance of 60. While 
this represents a decrease in enrollment and attendance from the previous year, it is an 
anticipated decline due primarily to an increase in fees. The average pre-school fee has 
increased from $25.00 per week to $28.00 per week, and the fee for infant care has increased 
from $27.00 per week to $30.00 per week. Peoples Child Care Program is now a provider for 
the new government supported "Project Independence", a project of the welfare reform 
program. 

The Tutorial/Latch Key Program is now combined with our Summer Camp Program 
and provides services to school age children, primarily during the summer months. A unique 
initiative for a more effective implementation of the fall program is under consideration now. 
This initiative involves deploying tutors to churches to tutor and care for children during adult 
Bible studies, choir rehearsals and other regular evening activities of local churches, including 
mid-week worship service. During the 1990-91 conference year, this program has served 47 
school age children. 

Therapeutic Ministry is a unique counseling and treatment model which focuses on 
spiritual empowerment. This is the second year of the program's operation and it continues 
to grow in the provision of services by social work students and volunteer mental health 
professionals. This year, our caseload has averaged 25 participants in group and individual 
sessions. 

Administrative and budgetary conditions are stable. Funding from United Way for 
1991 is $42,440, a slight increase over the 1990 funding level of $41,660. Self generated 
revenue for 1990 was $218,815 mcluding $14,000 from The United Methodist Church - all 
sources. A note of special thanks to the Ruth Carter Auxiliary of Peoples for a brand new 
freezer this year. On behalf of the Board, staff, and participants, I express our sincere thanks 
to the Louisiana Conference for our continued support of Peoples Community Center. 

Guy E. West, Jr., Director 



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BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY 

The work of the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry sometimes seems 
routine. In the same way, the work of a local congregation sometimes seems routine. Yet, 
there is nothing routine about the work of Christ when it comes to higher education. We in 
Louisiana are fortunate to have two of the finest institutions of higher education related to The 
United Methodist Church within the bounds of this Annual Conference. We commend the 
work of Dillard University and Centenary College. We are also fortunate to have two of the 
finest presidents of United Methodist related colleges in Dr. Samuel Cook and Dr. Donald 
Webb. We regret that Dr. Webb has decided to retire; and we, the Board of Higher Education 
and Campus Ministry, have gone on record applauding the work of Dr. Webb over the last 
several years while he has served as president of Centenary College. Don has done an 
outstanding job and he leaves a wonderful record for others to build on. 

The major work of the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is the 
oversight of not only our two United Methodist related colleges, but also our local campus 
ministry units. This year we entered into an arrangement with the Presbyterian Church in 
north Louisiana where we will begin a Cooperative Program to both work together with certain 
sites and to study future possibility of expanded campus ministry. Shreveport is an area where 
there is no active campus ministry and there are six institutions of higher education related to 
the state. We believe that cooperative effort with the Presbyterians in north Louisiana will 
enable us to examine not only that, but also to continue a presence in Grambling. It is our 
hope that a minister will be appointed to begin a new style of campus ministry in the 
Grambling community. We are pleased with this arrangement with the Presbyterians and we 
hope that we will be able to expand our work with other denominations on the campuses 
throughout Louisiana. 

The major issue for campus ministry continues to be funding. Each of our units for 
1991 is taking a cut. They do this in good faith that by the end of 1991 the churches will 
have paid their apportionment and we will be able to restore them to the same level of 1990. 

The Board of Higher Education of the general church has passed a resolution 
requesting a study of campus ministry for the next quadrennium. Our Board was asked to 
concur with this, which we did. You will see that resolution at the end of this report and we 
ask that the Aimual Conference also go on record as being supportive of this resolution to 
highlight the importance of campus ministry for this next quadrennium. 

Don McDowell, Chair 



The Annual Conference approved the resolution to General Conference as 
requested by the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry as 
follows: 

A CAMPUS MINISTRY SPECIAL PROGRAM 

FOR 1993-1996: 

CAMPUS MINISTRY: MISSION AT THE CENTER 



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WHEREAS, the Church of Jesus Christ seeks always to fulfill its mission of loving God with 
all of its heart, soul, mind, and strength, and its neighbor as itself, and 

WHEREAS, since its founding in 1784, American Methodism has carried out a vital ministry 
in higher education both to train its own leaders and to shape the leadership of society, and 

WHEREAS, that commitment continues today through the work of campus ministries at non 
United Methodist colleges, and through chaplaincies on the campuses of United Methodist 
related colleges, and 

WHEREAS, in 1991 more than 13.2 million students and nearly 900,000 full and part time 
faculty will be on the campuses in the United States, and 

WHEREAS, the campus has been the historic place at which both church and society have 
exercised leadership, educated future leaders, and provided access to leadership for racial 
ethnic persons, and 

j WHEREAS, those leaders will be asked to make far-reaching and often irreversible decisions 
affecting humankind: its churches and societies, its nations and regions, its earth and air, and 

WHEREAS, the college years for traditional students are times of significant moral formation, 
and for non traditional and older students often occur in the midst of critical personal and 
career change, and 

WHEREAS, The United Methodist Church, for the sake of its mission and its own institutional 
vitality, seeks to strengthen its ties with young adults and with the faculty and staff who 
will help shape society's future, and 

WHEREAS, the Church seeks to make known God's call to Christian vocation for the whole 
body of God's Church and for the recruitment of ordained and diaconal ministers, and 

WHEREAS, through campus ministry, the Church places itself at the center where values are 
tested and new identities are formed, where inquiry is encouraged and research is carried out, 
where, in fact, the issues of the world exist in microcosm, 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that The United Methodist Church recognizes the critical 
importance of the campus and of its mission in that arena where lives are changed and world 
and church leaders are formed, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 1992 General Conference of The United Methodist 
Church adopt "Campus Ministry: Mission at the Center" as a Special Program for the 1993- 
1996 quadrennium, funded at $1,000,000, and that the Special Program be assigned to the 
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for implementation. 

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Centenary College 

This annual report to my colleagues of the Conference is written with a degree of 
sadness: it will be my last, in that I am retiring as president of the College effective June 1, 
1991. I will have just turned 65, and I have many things, including some writing, that I am 
anxious to get started on. It also seems to me to be the right time: the College is on a firm 
footing, and surely my successor will bring it along further and to even greater heights. I 
count my fourteen years here as among the happiest and most deeply rewarding of my life. 
Because Renee and I will continue to make our home in Shreveport, my ties to the College 
and the Conference will stay warm: we will help both, in whatever way we can. 

The 1990-91 Academic Year has been one of important advance. Especially notable 
was that nine superb new faculty members joined us, of such outstanding preeminence as to 
make this a golden year in the College's history. Of particular interest to the Conference are 
the appointments of Drs. Daniel Hawk and David Otto in Religion, and Dr. George Newtown 
in Liberal Arts. 

The new Peters Building includes the long-awaited United Methodist Archives Wing, 
which is a signal improvement for both the College and the Church. A state-of-the-art Music 
Library was built — beautifully surrounded by the Lambert Memorial Garden. Improvements 
to the dormitories are going forward as a high priority, and the Cafeteria is under excellent 
new management. 

Funds for the modernization of Mickel Hall of Science continue to be pledged: the 
total now stands at $850,000. A major effort to increase scholarships will provide an extra 
$250,000 a year in aid, and — this may indeed be the most deeply satisfying achievement of 
our years here! — faculty salaries are at last brought to a proper level. 

A devoted United Methodist, Velma Davis Grayson, established by means of a 
gracious bequest, a Chair in Chemistry — Centenary's eleventh endowed chair! 

Finally, Centenary has received National recognition from publications like US. 
News and World Report , and Time, Inc.'s Money Guide Magazine (which ranked Centenary 
26th for quality/dollar value in a list with Rice, Yale, M.I.T., Columbia, Duke, and Princeton). 

More than anything in my years here, I am grateful for the co-ministy of Centenary 
and the Conference, in providing superb value-centered education for the students entrusted 
in our care. 

Don Webb, President 



Dillard University 

Dillard University's continuous growth and program enhancement were evidenced by 
several factors durmg the 1990-91 academic year. Among these were the following: a record 
enrollment, the institution of innovative academic programs, commencement of a major 
building project, and the continuation of significant programs of social relevance and 
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The 1990 fall enrollment of 1,625 students is the highest in the history of the 
University. Included in this number were 619 freshman, another record figure. As in previous 
years, this quantitative growth is matched by marked qualitative improvements. This year's 
freshman class counts among its members 23 recipients of the University Scholars Award, the 
full-tuition scholarship bestowed upon the most outstanding students in the freshman class. 

The University continues to set the pace among its competitors with such 
breakthroughs as its new degree program in Japanese Studies. When Dillard University began 
its historic Japanese Studies Program in the fall of 1990, it was not only the first and only one 
among historically Black universities and colleges in America; it was also the first and only 
such undergraduate program offered by a university in Louisiana and the South Central region 
of the United States. A striking testimony to the administration's efforts to position Dillard 
as an institution with a broad international curriculum and perspective, this program offers 
courses in Japanese language and culture. 

To meet its expanding needs, Dillard University recently broke ground on a new 
$6,315 million Fine Arts and Communications Center, projected to be completed by the 
summer of 1992. This 50,000 square foot building will house the University's art, speech, 
drama, mass communications and music program. 

On November 27-28, 1990, the University held the second of its annual conferences 
on Black-Jewish relations. The 1990 conference was well attended by the representatives of 
both communities and was marked by frank discussions on the topics of education, economic 
equality, the media's portrayal of the relationship between Blacks and Jews, and the creation 
of a joint Black- Jewish project to improve the quality of life in New Orleans. 

On November 12, 1990, Dillard announced the establishment of the National Center 
for Black-Jewish Relations at Dillard University. The center will serve as a meeting place for 
Black and Jewish leaders at all levels to discuss national and international issues, to work out 
differences amicably and intelligently, and to shape a renewed and enduring alliance. 

Consistent with its commitment to producing academically sound graduates concerned 
with improving the human condition, the University implemented the "Homeless Poor Project" 
during the 1990-91 academic year. In this project students interacted with homeless persons, 
studied the systemic causes of homelessness, reviewed governmental policies affecting the 
homeless poor, and submitted formal recommendations for the remediation of this national 
tragedy. 

In a related vein, and in keeping with its Methodist roots, the University again 
observed its recently reinstituted Religious Emphasis Week, February 25-27, 1991. In a well- 
received program of public sermons, as well as classroom and dormitory discussions, this 
observation afforded students and the University family at large the opportunity to reexamine 
and reaffirm their spiritual commitment. 

Further testimony to Dillard University's emphasis on producing graduates concerned 
with improving the human condition is the University's inclusion in the 1991 John Templeton 
Foundation Honor Roll, initiated to recognize character-building colleges and universities 
across the nation. Dillard University has made the Honor Roll for two consecutive years and 
is one of only two schools in Louisiana to receive the prestigious honor. The 1991 John 



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Templeton Foundation Honor Roll includes 108 outstanding schools, chosen from candidates 
nominated by presidents and development directors of the more than 1,450 institutions of 
higher learning in the United States. 

Samuel DuBois Cook, President 



Candler School of Theology 

The begiiming of the 1990-91 academic year at Candler School of Theology, Emory 
University, was marked by two special events. The Program in Black Church Studies was 
inaugurated, and Dr. Robert M. Franklin was installed as its first director. The D. Abbott 
Turner Village and Conference Center was dedicated a few days later, providing a reasonably 
priced residential facility for students, housing for the Mission Resource Center of The United 
Methodist Church, and space for many of the school's continuing education and outreach 
programs. These additions have enhanced program and facilities and advanced Candler's 
mission to train students "not merely as thinkers, but as practical workers in the Kingdom of 
God." 

Candler is the largest of the United Methodist seminaries, with a typical enrollment 
of over 600 students in the school's five degree programs. Candler welcomed 119 students 
into the Master of Divinity program in 1990-91; the total enrollment in this program \s 407 
students. In addition to the M.Div., Candler also offers the Master of Theology, the Doctor 
of Ministry, and the Doctor of Sacred Theology degrees. Many of the approximately fifty full 
time faculty teach in the Ph.D. program of Emory's Graduate Division of Religion. 

Candler's resources mclude the William R. Cannon Chapel, a distinctive and 
celebrated modem building designed by Paul Rudolph, serving as a center for worship, 
instruction, fellowship, and performance. The Pitts Theology Library is a repository for the 
second largest theological collection in North America. Among Candler's resources for 
outreach and research are the World Methodist Evangelism Institute, the Center for Research 
in Faith and Moral Development, and the Rollins Center for Church Ministries. 

Candler's scholarship and fmancial aid resources were greatly enhanced by a two 
million dollar gift from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherman in December 1990. This gift brings the 
total endowment of the Sherman program to over four million dollars. An innovative matching 
program of support for Candler students, the Sherman Scholarship program supports United 
Methodist men and women who are preparing for the pastoral ministry of the Church. 

Perhaps Candler's greatest resource is a distinguished faculty. Dr. Sally Purvis, 
Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, joined the faculty in fall 1990. Ms. Kris Kvam also 
joined the faculty in fall 1990 as the Director of a new program in Women's Studies. Charles 
V. Gerkin was named Franklin N. Parker Professor of Pastoral Theology and delivered the 
spring convocation address. 

Ministers' Week, Candler's conference for alumni/ae and area pastors, focused on the 
topic of "The Art of Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel Today." With over 400 alumni/ae 
and other ministers registered, and with participants from as far away as San Marino, 



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California, the event was the best attended in recent years. 

After almost fourteen years as Dean of Candler School of Theology, I announced my 
resignation effective August 31, 1991. This summer I will take up new responsibilities as 
Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. 
Throughout my tenure as Dean, I have appreciated the support Candler has enjoyed from its 
graduates and friends. I have also been the personal beneficiary of the friendship and support 
of many — lay and clergy — throughout the Church. For that and for our common ministry 
in The United Methodist Church over these years I shall always remain grateful. 

Jim L. Waits, Dean 



Iliff School of Theology 

The Iliff School of Theology celebrates its 100th year of service to the church and 
world in 1991-1992. As a United Methodist Theological school, we seek to prepare persons 
for Christian ministry and other forms of religious leadership. Our motto for the year, "A 
Tradition of Innovation — A Century of Service," characterizes our history and our hopes. 

Looking ahead we are concerned about the forthcoming shortage of pastors for our 
churches. United Methodism may soon face a crisis in leadership if more persons are not 
recruited for our seminaries. lifting the call of Christ for Christian ministry must be a high 
priority. 

Current enrollment at Iliff is 320 students in our degree programs (M.Div., M.A.R., 
and Ph.D.). 50.62% are women and 49.38% are men. About 50% of our students are United 
Methodist, with the rest coming from 25 to 30 other denominations. Persons interested in 
exploring studies at Iliff should call 1-800-678-3360. 

Of central importance in preparing pastors is their training in preaching. Iliff is 
pleased that Dr. Thomas H. Troeger, formerly at Colgate-Rochester, will become the Ralph 
E. and Norma E. Peck Professor of Preaching and Communications in 1991. Author of ten 
books in preaching and pastoral care, Troeger will enhance Iliffs program in preaching, 
communications, liturgy and the arts. Three of his hymns, for example, are included in the 
new United Methodist Hymnal. 

Thanks to the great generosity of United Methodists, Iliff now has a first rate faculty, 
offers continuing education to laity and clergy through the Iliff Institute, and is able to provide 
substantial scholarship help to students. We are deeply grateful for your support of the 
Ministerial Education Fund. 

Dr. Donald E. Messer, President 



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Perkins School of Theology 

This year has seen a number of substantive changes at the Perkins School of 
Theology. A modified curriculum has been introduced, and combined with new options 
available in the Intern Program, students can now plan to graduate in three years. A new 
schedule also makes it more convenient for persons who commute to the campus. The 
seminary recognizes the changing nature of its student body and is constantly seeking ways 
to facilitate their successful completion of their preparation for ministry. A new D.Min 
program focused on church growth will begin in the summer. Information about it is available 
from the Office of Continuing Education. 

Professors John Deschner and William R. Farmer both retired this year. Their long 
years of service have been a part of the Perkins community. During the year we have 
mourned the death of Hemdon Wagers. And we celebrated the establishment of an endowed 
chair m Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation. This endowed chair was created 
by friends of Professor W.J.A. Power, and thus it bears his name. 

Student enrollments for the academic year totaled 365 in the fall, with 239 in the 
M.Div. degree program, 59 in other master's programs, 43 in doctor of ministry studies, and 
the remainder in graduate religious studies. Of the total, 38% are women and 21% are ethnic 
minority students, including international students. 

Both Perkins School of Theology and Southern Methodist University have received 
their ten year review prior to reaccreditation by the Association of Theological Schools and 
the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. A comprehensive self-study 
was undertaken prior to the campus visits of their representatives. 

During the year representatives of the school have enjoyed lengthy visits with the 
Cabinets, Boards of Ordained Ministry, and Conference Councils of the Little Rock and North 
Arkansas Conferences, the Texas Conference, the Oklahoma Conference, and the Southwest 
Texas Conferences. This continues the practice begun last year. These conversations have 
been of great help to us as we seek better to assist the church in the completion of its mission. 
We are grateful to them for their support and interest. 

By the end of this year, we expect to have made new appointments in Christian 
Education, Pastoral Care and Systematic Theology. We covet your prayers as we seek to 
fulfill our mission on behalf of God's church. 

James E. Kirby, Dean 



Saint Paul School of Theology 

The 1990-91 school year began with one of the largest entering classes in our 
history. Both the number and quality of our students are encouraging for us and, more 
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Warren C. Carter joined the faculty of Saint Paul this year as Instructor in New 
Testament. A native of New Zealand, Mr. Carter is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. 

We at Saint Paul are clear that the futures of local churches and seminaries are one. 
Local churches can only be strong if the seminaries preparing their future leadership are strong. 
Likewise, we in the seminaries cannot do our work well without staying in close and ongoing 
communication with those in the churches who brought us into being, who have supported us 
through the years, and for whom we are preparing a new generation of leaders. 

Listening to churches is a way of life at Saint Paul. The most recent example of this 
listening is an extensive survey conducted with United Methodist laity and clergy in six 
Annual Conferences. Surveyed were 1,000 Pastor-Parish chairpersons, every fifth pastor, and 
the Conference ministerial leadership. 

Important learnings were gained as persons responded to a number of questions. 
When asked what things they most associate with effective leadership in the church from 
ordained and diaconal ministers, those surveyed responded that the most important were 
preaching and leadership skills. People were also asked what areas of study seminaries should 
be addressing in a special way today. Again there was consensus as evangelism was named 
the top need by all groups. 

When asked to reflect on how well Saint Paul prepares persons for various 
dimensions of ministry, the respondents gave highest marks to preaching, ministry with the 
elderly, and church and society. On an open-ended question regarding strengths, faculty were 
most often named. More emphasis on evangelism and renewal of physical facilities were most 
often mentioned as suggested areas of improvement for Saint Paul. 

Especially encouraging for us at Saint Paul was the respondents' attitude about 
recommending Saint Paul to a prospective seminary student. The response of Conference 
leaders was forty-six percent for "strongly recommend," forty-three percent for "recommend," 
and eleven percent for "offering Saint Paul as an option." No Conference leaders indicated 
that they either would not recommend Saint Paul, or that they would strongly discourage 
someone from attending Saint Paul. We appreciate this strong vote of confidence. Faculty, 
staff, and trustees have already begun studying the survey results. As plans are made for the 
future, the survey findings will provide insight and guidance in many areas of the seminary's 
life. 

Lovett H. Weems, Jr., President 



Southern Methodist University 

I am pleased to comply with the 1988 Resolution from the Jurisdictional Conference 
requesting an Annual Report to each Annual Conference in the South Central Jurisdiction. 

The academic priorities, which the Board of Trustees approved in December of 1989, | 
have now begun to be implemented. We will begin requirmg all entering students in fall 1991 
to have a major and a minor, which will broaden the cross-disciplinary base of our' 



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commitment to a central liberal arts undergraduate education. We will continue to refine our 
curriculum with an eye to the global and multi-cultural nature of our world and the need for 
strong ethical and technological expertise. To that end we have clearly identified fund raising 
priorities for science and technology needs at SMU. Additionally, we have appointed Father 
Charles Curran, a Catholic theologian and ethicist, to fill the Scurlock Chair in Human Values, 
a University-wide appointment. We have opened the new Hamon Arts Library this fall and 
have broken ground for a new Greer Garson Theatre, both of which continue our strong 
commitment to the arts. 

Southern Methodist University continues to make progress on achieving a balanced 
budget by 1992-93 through a series of expenditure reductions and a variety of fund raising 
initiatives. Our strong need is in the area of unrestricted endowment, and particularly student 
financial aid. We were pleased to receive a five million dollar gift from Roy Huffington of 
Houston for the unrestricted endowment, but much more is needed. 

It is with a great sense of satisfaction that I report to you that the new United 
Methodist Campus Minister, Reverend Greg Ligon, has been making outstandmg inroads into 
developing a new United Methodist Ministry at SMU. The Jurisdictional commitment to this 
Ministry is vital to our commitment to United Methodist SMU students. We are hopeful that 
you will continue to encourage United Methodist prospective students to consider SMU. 

We are pleased to have Forrest Gregg as the new Athletic Director and I am 
confident that under his leadership our program of achieving the appropriate student-athlete 
model at SMU will continue. 

We continue to appreciate your interest and support for SMU. With your prayers and 
gifts, we shall continue to move forward in making SMU an outstanding United Methodist 
institution of higher learning. 

A. Kenneth Pye, President 



BOARD OF LAITY 

The Board of Laity in 1990-1991 affirmed the support and extension of its current 
entities - United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, United Methodist Youth, Bob 
Lay 1000 Club, Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship, Lay Speaking, and Lay Witness, 

as well as the district work, instead of adopting new programs. Great emphasis and effort 
were made to endorse the work of the Louisiana United Methodist Foundation, the proposed 
Conference Center, Vision 2000 and Laity Sunday. A service covenant form was designed to 
enlist laity for service on district and conference levels. In 1991-92, events will be planned 
to encourage and train prospective laity leaders for all levels of church work. 

The Board unanimously endorsed a proposal that future chairs of Conference boards 
and agencies (excepting Board of Ordained Ministry) be rotated on a quadrennium basis, as 
nearly as possible equally between clergy and laity. The Board feels this will significantly 
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The Board adopted a rule electing officers to serve for one year with a tenure of four 
years service for Conference officers. This rule asks that district officers serve with the same 
limitations. 

The Board investigated the disparities among the districts in the numbers and kinds 
of offices. The Board recommended that the district offices be uniform and include the 
following: District Lay Leader, 2 Associate Lay Leaders, Secretary-Treasurer, Chairperson 
for 1000 Club, Lay Speaking, Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship, Lay Witness, United 
Methodist Foundation, Lay Life and Work, as well as presidents of UMW, UMM, and UMYF 
and a ministerial representative. The Board continues to work toward this uniformity. 

Information and application forms for prospective delegates to Jurisdictional and 
General Conferences were designed and distributed. Efforts were made through the iDuisiana 
United Methodist Reporter ^ District Lay Leaders and District Superintendents, as well as 
coordinated conference mailing to disseminate this information in such ways as to encourage 
wide participation by the laity. 

The Board meets regularly to hear reports from the districts, as well as from 
presidents and chairs of the various groups within the Board. 

Paul White, Conference Lay Leader 



1. United Methodist Men 

The ministries of United Methodist Men in Louisiana continued to grow in 1990. 
More churches were chartered in accordance with the 1988 Rook of Discipline , par. 264: 
"Each church or charge shall have an organized unit of United Methodist Men chartered and 
annually recertffied through the General Board of Discipleship to provide another channel for 
involving men in the total ministry of the church." 

During 1990, each district president in the Conference held district rallies to provide 
information to their churches on the many mission programs across our state. 

The U.M.M. State Retreat, held at Louisiana College, Pineville June 28-30, featured 
notable speakers, including Dr. Pat Day, First United Methodist Church, Marshall, Texas; Ernie 
Wendall, U.M.M. National President, Charles Dick, U.M.M., President, South Central 
Jurisdiction; Rev. Ed DeWeese, Director, Louisiana Prison Ministry; and Rev. John Hamilton, 
New Orleans District, as our inspirational song leader. 

The following officers were installed to work with U.M.M. across the state: Ron 
Sarver, 1st Vice President; Bill Heath, 2nd Vice President; Charles Thomas, 2nd Vice 
President for Scouting; John L. Erickson, Secretary; Jewett Bamett, Treasurer, Raymond Ross, 
Public Relations; Jay Hinckley, Project Director; William Harris, E.M.S. Charter Liaison; 
Charles Goodgame, Retreat Director; John LaCroix, Nomination Chairman; Keith Tucker, 
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The United Methodist Men's Congress for the South Central Jurisdiction will be held 
at Centenary College June 28-30, 1991. 

During Annual Conference this year plans have been made for our 2nd annual 
U.M.M. luncheon on June 5, as well as the operation of a Prayer Line. 

We ended the year by giving Dr. Harvey Williamson a U.M.M. life Membership for 
his untiring effort as a Conference leader. 

U.M.M. has one purpose - to bring a Vision to men of the church so that each man 
may find his place in God's Kingdom. 

Boyd E. Baun, President 



2. United Methodist Women 

According to the 1990 annual report of United Methodist Women to the Women's 
Division, there are 321 units in the conference, with a total membership of 12,191. 
$270,136.10 was sent as undesignated gifts to mission; designated gifts amounted to 
$30,028.75; with total giving of $344,738.94. 

239 units celebrated United Methodist Women's Sunday in January, 1990. 

132 persons from Louisiana attended the quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist 
Women, May 3-6, 1990, in Kansas City, Missouri. They represented 62 units. 

- Elected officers and study group leaders from each conference in the South Central 
Jurisdiction attended the West Gulf Regional School of Mission which was held on the 
Centenary College campus in June. This was our first time to host this group. They will meet 
agam on the Centenary campus in June of 1991. 

The Louisiana Schools of Christian Mission were held on the Centenary College 
campus in July. Studies were: Galatians, Central America and Gospel, Culture and Media. 

The Annual Meeting was held at the First United Methodist Church of Monroe, 
September 14-15, 1990. New officers elected were: Betty Carlin, vice-president; Mary 
Quinones, secretary for financial interpretation; Mary Pollard, Christian Global Concerns; 
Geneva Bell, Christian Social Involvement; Hilda Sills, Supportive Community; Annie Lincoln, 
chairperson of Committee on Nominations; Mary Lou France, Jane Humble, and Debora 
Dupye, members of the Committee on Nominations. Re-elected for an additional two-year 
term was Mary Spell, treasurer. Other officers terms are unexpired. 

District Annual Meetings were held in October. Only the Lake Charles District has 
a new president - Joyce Hazel. 

The list of activities by the local units indicate that a wide variety of things are being 
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latchkey programs; Angel Tree gifts for children of prisoners; new shoes for children. There's 
also: Church Women United celebration days; drug awareness seminars; food pantry; support 
for commissioned missionaries; shelters for battered women; AIDS assistance team; ditty bags 
for inmates at St. Gabriel state prison for women; recycling; etc. The list goes on and on. We 
are indeed trying to be Christ's hands here on earth. 

The Conference United Methodist Women presented a $100 Special Mission 
Recognition pin to Marilyn Oden during the 1990 Annual Conference in June. Marilyn is the 
honorary vice-president of the Conference UMW and is deeply appreciated. The Annual 
Report and Directory for 1990-91 is dedicated to Bishop William B. Oden. Bishop and 
Mrs. Oden have traveled the state extensively and have been supportive and helpful in every 
way. 

Marilyn Oden led the 1991 spring retreat for 172 United Methodist Women at the 
Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center. It was a high spiritual experience for all. 

The UMW conference president and each district president were invited to participate 
in the program for The Gathering which was held at the Centroplex in Baton Rouge, March 
9, 1991. Many other United Methodist Women took part as banner carriers, choir members, 
liturgical dancers, covenant parchment carriers, etc. Others helped prepare the altar by painting 
and in many other ways that will never be known. It was indeed a glorious day and a once- 
in-a-lifetime event. 

A letter has been received from Karen and Sebastine Ujereh. Karen and Sebastine 
were commissioned as missionaries by the General Board of Global Ministries just over a year 
ago and they and their three children were here for Conference last year. They are from the 
Bethany United Methodist Church in New Orleans. They are now in Zaire - presently at 
Kinshasa and soon to be in Lubumbashi, where they will be working in our behalf to spread 
the Good News of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Saviour. 

Following a UMW Sunday talk another woman has applied to the Women's Division 
to serve in the mission field. We pray that this dream of serving may become a reality. 

The quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist Women was held in May 1990. The 
offering was designated "Witnessing for Children and Youth in a New World." Four 
Louisiana projects were selected to receive funds from this offering: 

Health Care for Migrant Children 

Memorial United Methodist Church, Monroe $1,500 

After School Program 

Faith United Methodist Church, Shreveport $1,000 

Back to Basics - Parents, Child Education Program 

Hartzell Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Slidell . $ 500 
Latchkey Program 

Wesley United Methodist Church, DeRidder $ 100 

Congratulations to each of these projects! 

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conferences of the South Central Jurisdiction in El Paso. We were privileged to visit the Lydia 
Patterson Institute — which is NOT a UMW project — but is sponsored by the South Central 
Jurisdiction. You contribute to it through your regular apportionments. I just want to say that 
I can still "see" the happy faces of the young people who presented a program for us, and I 
assure you they are doing a wonderful job with the young Mexican students there. 

We also visited Houchen Community Center in El Paso - which IS a UMW project 
and attended a Spanish speaking church of the Rio Grande Conference. 

May 13, 14 and 15 the conference secretary, Seola Callahan, the secretary for 
financial interpretation, Mary Quinones and I took the South Central Jurisdiction UMW 
president, Inelle Bagwell and our Nashville Region staff person. Sue Johnson, on a tour of the 
properties in Louisiana that are owned by the Women's Division. We were graciously received 
at MacDonell United Methodist Children's Services, Inc. in Houma; the Dulac Community 
Center in Dulac; and St. Mark's Community Center in New Orleans. Reports on these projects 
are also m the Pre-Conference Reports (pages 35-36; 38-39; and 103-104.) I would love to 
talk about each one of these — but time will not permit it. 

Thank you to Rev. Vernon Fairley who is serving as liaison for the Sager-Brown 
property at Baldwin, which is presently up for sale. 

At Aimual Conference each year we honor someone with a Special Mission 
Recognition — representing a $100 gift to mission in their name. 

I have asked the conference secretary, Seola Callahna, to escort to the platform our 
former conference president, Janelle McCammon. 

Most of you know that in October of 1989 Janelle suffered a heart attack and stroke 
that left her partially paralyzed. She was already appointed to be the chairperson of our 1991 
spring retreat. At no time did she ever speak of giving up or being replaced. I quote from 
one who nominated her for this honor: "She has been an inspiration to all who know her as 
she struggled to recover her health. She has had the greatest of courage, faith and 
determination. Not once have I seen or heard anything but thanks to everyone else." 

And so today, we say THANKS to Janelle for being so special to us and honor her 
with this pin and certificate. 



ahead. 



The United Methodist Women have a full calendar of events scheduled for the days 



Norma S. Winegeart, President 



3. Council On Youth Ministry 

The year began with the CCYM annual training for District Councils on Youth 
Ministry at Centenary College. All nine districts were represented with over 150 youth and 
adult members of the DCYM learning about their responsibilities, the meaning of Youth 



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Service Fund (YSF) and making plans for the coming year. The officers of the CCYM were 
elected and presented to the DCYM and conference. 



In July, 42 youth from the Louisiana Conference attended the Spiritual Life Rally at 
SMU in Dallas, Texas. The week was packed full of small group sharing, worship, singing, 
learning, concerts, fun, and fellowship. The first of August, 29 members of the CCYM 
attended a planning retreat at the Methodist Children's Home in Ruston. While there, we also 
attended the Passion Play in Calhoun on Saturday night and Worship Service with the residents 
on Sunday morning. In September, the fall Convocation was held in Pineville, at Louisiana 
College. Approximately 520 youth and adults attended. 

Approximately 162 youth attended Junior High Retreat in November held at Tall 
Timbers in Alexandria. The theme for the retreat was "Friendship". The Senior High Retreat 
was held in February with over 200 persons attending Tall Timbers Retreat Center for the 
theme "The Effect of Music On Your Life". 

YSF (Youth Service Fund) is still a big priority with the Youth of our conference. 
Youth and adult delegates to the 1989 NYMO Convocation and Legislative Assembly voted 
to set some long-term goals for the Youth Service Fund. We are asked to Double YSF by 
'92. In order to accomplish this goal, the Louisiana Annual Conference Youth need to raise 
$7,510 for 1990, $9,385 for 1991 and $11,262 for 1992. We not only made our goal, but we 
exceeded our goal for 1990. We raised $9,560.37. The youth also raised $1,000 for the 
Conference Center. 

The biggest event for the youth this year was "The Gathering" in Baton Rouge. One 
thousand youth gathered at First United Methodist Church first for lunch and a special 
opportunity to hear from Bishops Oden and Wilke. The youth then had the privilege of 
participating in "The Gathering" with a Youth Choir and in other special ways. 

The CCYM has been striving, and will continue to strive, toward better 
communication with the local church YSF, Conference sponsored retreats and learning 
opportunities available outside the local church. 

Dates for next year are: 

June 6-8 DCYM Training 

July 8-12 JYMO Convocation 

August 2-5 NYMO Convocation 

August 5-9 Youth '91 

August 12-18 YSF - Straight Forward Tour 

September 28 Fall Convocation 

November 8-10 Jr. High Retreat 

November 23-30 United Nations Seminar 

January 17-19, 1992 Sr. High Retreat 

March 13-15, 1992 Confirmation Retreat 

April 26, 1992 YSF Sunday 

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4. Bob Lay Memorial 1000 Club 

The three Calls during the 1990-1991 Conference year that went out from the Bob 
Lay Memorial 1000 Club were for funds to assist a new church in Lafayette, Louisiana in the 
Acadiana District. Plans are going forward in this part of the Conference to bring this new 
church, yet unnamed, into being in the future. No date has been set for ground breaking. 

The 1000 Club has selected the Northwood United Methodist Church, the new 
congregation located in North Lafayette, to be the recipient of funds of the 1991-92 Call. 

Cecil Bland, Chair 



5. Lay Witness Mission 

"Lay Witness Mission", the original name applied to renewal weekend programs for 
local churches, is now sometime used in a general way. Several specific programs such as 
"Key To Joy", "Discipleship Celebration" and others are recommended for specific emphasis 
on needs of a church. The use of a weekend program as the main part of stewardship 
campaign has been very effective. Three months advance scheduling is recommended. 
Contact Jack Dew, 441 Dew Lane, West Monroe, La. 71291. (318) 396-7152. 

6. Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship 

As you know the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship was established to help 
deserving young people attend Centenary and Dillard. To be eligible a student must have a 
G.P.A of 2.5, and must maintain this grade in college to apply the next year. Although a 
student is not required to be planning a full-time career in the church, those who do plan these 
careers are given preference. Service in other ways is also considered. 

Last year, we were able to award five scholarships, two to Dillard and three to 
Centenary. The students receiving the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship attending 
Centenary are Sean DeArmond arid Angle Smith from Baton Rouge, and Leigh Ann Boston 
from Lake Charles. The recipients who are attending Dillard University are Afreda Hygh from 
New Orleans and La Donis Frelow from New Iberia. Our funds for these scholarships, in 
most cases, come from District Laity Banquets, and the amount we receive is increasing each 
year. I believe this is because there is more interest throughout the Conference in the 
scholarships. 

One problem we have is getting the applications to the young people who need them. 
Carolyn Dove, Conference Youth Coordinator, sends some to the youth in her mailing. This 
is a great help. I try to attend as many Laity Banquets as possible, and pass them out there. 
Still, everyone doesn't know about the scholarship and how to apply for it. We ask that the 
applications be in by April first, and when I receive them, I send forms to be fQled out by the 
applicant's guidance counselor, principal, teacher, or minister. I also telephone the applicant 
to set up an appointment for an interview. I try to meet personally with each applicant, and 
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to meet with us. This year, we hope to give at least five scholarships again. Each student 
receives $700. This is not a large amount, but sometimes it makes the difference in whether 
or not a student is able to go to college. We hope in the future to be able to increase the 
amount to each student. 

The applicants for the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarships are very outstandmg 
young people. They have held offices and been active in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 
at their local churches and on the district level; two are singing in the Centenary Choir, and 
one in the Dillard Choir; some are planning full-time careers in the church, others are 
considering it. They come from active United Methodist families, families who participate in 
the life of their churches. One of them wrote a musical play from a Bible story and his United 
Methodist Youth Fellowship group put it on for the whole community. Another of these 
students wrote a book of poems and had them published. We are very proud to be able to 
help students like these attend college and prepare to be the leaders of our church tomorrow. 

Jane Blackwell, Chair 



COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 

The Commission on Archives and History recommends the following report to be 
adopted as guidelines for the Annual Conference in the area of Archives and History: 

Jho. Local Oiuich 

1. Each district Council on Ministries in The Louisiana Conference of The United 
Methodist Church shall inaugurate a program to train local church historians to identify and 
preserve those records vital to understanding and recreating the history of the local church. 
This program can be accomplished through "in service" workshops and district seminars. The 
Conference Commission on Archives and History and the conference archivist at Centenary 
College can help district Councils on Ministries secure leadership for the training sessions. 

2. The Annual Conference shall require each local church to maintain a continuous 
series of charge conference records, the most valuable source of information on the local 
church. Maintenance of these records is essential, not only for administrative purposes but 
also as the source of "raw data" which provide the researcher msight into the personality of 
the local church. Every four years, these records shall be sent to the conference archives at 
Centenary College to be microfilmed and returned for filing in the local church, or microfilm 
copies may be purchased for the nominal cost of film. 

3. Local church historians shall institute a comprehensive program of records 
retention. This should include the collection and maintenance of items such as worship 
bulletins, newsletters, audio and video records of worship services, certificates, minutes of 
board meetings, and other such records. 

4. Local churches shall, as a minimum, maintain the official Methodist membership 
record book. Ideally, however, each church should maintain separate books for membership, 
baptisms, deaths, marriages, and confirmations. Maintaining separate books allows all entries 



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to be made alphabetically and chronologically for easier reference. This method, likewise, 
allows the inclusion of more detailed information, such as occupations, professions, and famQy 
connections, which is essential for historical research. 

5. Each local church should house its membership books and records in a special 
place (preferably fireproof) m the church. These membership records are an irreplaceable link 
to the church's past and can easily be misplaced or lost if not almost ceremonially kept in a 
special place in tho. diuidi. 

6. Each local church owning a cemetery shall compQe an inventory of its interments 
which also indicates locations. This inventory shall be stored with the membership records 
and updated every four years with names and locations of new interments. A copy of this 
inventory and subsequent supplements shall be forwarded to the conference archives at 
Centenary College. Such an inventory is administratively helpful to the local church and is 
an important archival resource. 

7. Each local church shall prepare a church history and send two copies to the 
conference archives at Centenary College. This history should be updated every two years and 
copies sent to the conference archives. Writing and updating the church's history will 
encourage the local church in its records management. An important supplement to the usual 
records are oral histories from the oldest members of the congregation. A wealth of 
information beyond the scope of official records is harbored in the memories of elders and 
should be recorded in a timely fashion. 

8. It is highly desirable for each local church to designate a room to serve as that 
church's archives to house records, photographs, letters, audio and video cassettes, computer 
diskettes, and other items which add to the church's understanding of its history. The most 
important items (such as original membership books and deeds) should be stored m a fire 
proof safe or in a safety deposit box. Such items could be sent to the conference archives at 
Centenary College for safe keeping or for microfilming and duplication. The archives will 
keep the originals and send copies back to the church, or return the originals and keep the 
copies, whichever seems more desirable. 

The District Ijevel 

1. A records retention program shall be established at the district level to serve as 
a link between the local church and the conference. It is suggested that the secretary to the 
district superintendent be designated as records management officer for the district office. At 
the completion of their tenure in office, district superintendents are to have their records 
microfilmed (primarily the charge conference records) and send the film to the conference 
archives, or send the records to the archives for microfilming there. 

2. Deeds, records, and other official and legal papers, including the contents of the 
cornerstone of any church that is declared to be abandoned or otherwise discontinued, shall be 
collected by the district superintendent in whose district said church was located and shall be 
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Jho. Conference L^M 

Each conference board, commission, committee, and organization shall designate 
someone (probably the secretary) to place all records on a records retention schedule. Every 
four years these records shall be turned over to the conference archives either in original or 
microfilm form. The conference archives should become a permanent part of each conference 
group's mailing list. The security and restriction of sensitive information can be determined 
in advance by consulting with the conference archivist at Centenary College. 

Jhs. Conference Archives 

1. The Annual Conference should establish and fund the position of one half of a 
full time professional archivist. 

2. The Conference Commission on Archives and History will serve as official 
conference liaison and advisory body for the conference archives at Centenary College. 

3. The conference archivist is to be designated as the agent supervising the records 
retention activities of those entities within the annual conference responsible for the generation 
of records detailing conference related matters. It would be the responsibility of the 
conference archivist to enforce retention deadlines and to supervise the orderly transfer of these 
records to the conference archives at their designated time. 

Lewis Morris, Jr., Chair 



COMMISSION ON CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERRELIGIOUS CONCERNS 

Your Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns continues in its 
striving to enable the Louisiana Annual Conference to be a part of an answer to Jesus' prayer 
concerning his disciples of every age that "they may all be one" (John 17:20-21). We are 
mindful of the words of St. Paul, who said, "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you 
were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one 
God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:4-6). It 
is in being mindful of these words that we teach, interpret, advocate, work for, stimulate, and 
participate in the understanding of, conversation in, and action for the Biblical goals and 
objectives for the Unity of the Christian Church. 

We are particularly mindful of the goals of the nine member-denominations of the | 
Consultation on Church Union (African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Episcopal 
Church, Episcopal Church, International Council of Community Churches, Presbyterian Church 
U.S.A., United Church of Christ, and The United Methodist Church), whose proposal for a| 
Covenant Communion of Churches will be heard, discussed, and acted upon at General 
Conference in April 1992. Therefore, we urge every congregation in the Louisiana Conference 
to engage in the study of COCU proposal, which is entitled "Churches in Covenant 
Communion, The Church of Christ Uniting." (Available with study guides from The General 
Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, | 
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as a body to study the proposal as part of their preparation for the conference. 

We strongly recommend that local churches undertake studies in United Methodist 
beliefs, with the understanding that only when we know what we believe as United Methodists 
can we then enter into dialogue with Christians of other denominations on both our common 
and differing opinions. (Suggested resources: "Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological 
Tasks" and "This We Believe", both available from Cokesbury, and "The United Methodist 
Members Handbook", available from Discipleship Resources.) We urge local churches to 
invite Christians from other denominations to participate in their DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY 
program. We recommend each church to exercise care as not to overemphasize our United 
Methodist nomenclature in events open to the general public, as this could create unnecessary 
barriers to participation. 

We in the Louisiana Conference can be especially proud that our own Bishop William 
B. Oden served as an accredited visitor to the Seventh Assembly of the World Council of 
Churches held 7-20 February 1991 in Canberra, Australia. 

The Commission invites you to view our display at Annual Conference. Also, please 
take special note of the brochure placed at your table. We are ready to help you in your local 
church and in your district with matters which relate to Christian Unity and with concerns 
among other faiths. Please call upon us for this help! My address and phone number is: 
1200 Arkansas Road, West Monroe, LA 71291, (318) 396-6114. Please refer to the list of 
commissions in the front of the Conference Journal for the name(s) of commission members 
in your district. 

Michael McLaurin, Chair 



COMMISSION ON RELIGION AND RACE 

TNCLTISTVENESS; 

The Commission On Religion and Race believes that the New Testament offers very 
little comfort (if any at all!) to those who approach the sacred writings in search of support 
for exclusiveness (segregation, discrimination, racism, etc). The sacred writings are highly 
supportive of those who teach, preach and overtly practice inclusiveness within our great 
Church, in general, and the Louisiana Conference, in particular. These writings do not supply 
arguments nor precedents for the restriction of membership along racial lines. Quite the 
contrary, unlimited support and encouragement and power are provided through them agamst 
the toleration of exclusive practices, irrespective of the forms they may take within the church. 

The Apostle Paul's letter to Philemon speaks to the point of concern. Notice, first 
of all, that this very small document comes to grips with a very serious problem: that of the 
relationship "in Christ Jesus" of all men and women, slaves and masters of all whom the world 
perceives to be unequals, inferiors and superiors. Observe, secondly, that Paul bears a 
common relationship with Onesimus and Philemon - the instrument of God through which 
each man has been converted to Christianity. Philemon becomes a Christian in Colossae; 
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to Philemon: My brother in Christ Jesus, even though you are in the world, you can no longer 
speak and act as a person of the world. And though you continue to be involved in the life 
of the larger community, you must think, feel and act everyday, everywhere as a Christian 
man. My brother Onesimus will be home for Christmas; treat him as a beloved brother in the 
household of Faith, which embodies believers only, like yourself and Onesimus, and me. 
Onesimus is a full brother, a full member of the family of God. Inclusiveness? Yes, indeed! 
Precisely what our Conference needs! 

PREVENTENT GRACE; 

Truly, we must not forget our baptism. Equally true, we must not forget what 
happened to us prior to our baptism. What is it that started us on our spiritual journey? And 
the source? Almighty God! John Wesley, moreover, says that it was prevenient grace that 
awakened us to the nearness of God to us and, at the same time, enabled us to see our 
desperate need to be saved from something. Then, and only then, we begin to see ourselves 
as we are: a people who are not inescapably trapped in sin, the sin of Racism. There is a 
Way out of our sickness (call it racism), and God, through His Son, had made the Way very 
plain. The Doctrine of Prevenient Grace to be sure, is not all there is involved in our spiritual 
journey; it is the beginning, and it comes before baptism. Inclusiveness? 

SIDES: 

Inclusiveness or exclusiveness? "If you are neutral in a situation of injustice, you 
have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has his foot on the tail of the mouse, and 
you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality," says Bishop Desmond 
Tutu, Province of South Africa, Anglican Church. 

Homer Noley, Native American, writes that Peter Marshall, Jr. and David Manuel 
wrote a book, "The Light and The Glory." The thesis attempted to answer this question: "Did 
God have a plan for America?" "A New Jerusalem, a model of the Kingdom of Christ upon 
earth - we Americans were intended to be living proof to the rest of the world that it is 
possible to live a life together which reflected the Great Commandments and put God and 
others ahead of self" (p.23). According to Homer Noley, the "we" in that remark was not an 
mclusive "we", but was a reference to European immigrants. The Native people were 
excluded. To what extent are the Native Americans (United Methodists) living within our 
State included in all conference actions? (Native Americans, The Myths ^ 1988) The 
Hispanics? The Asian American? The Other Americans? The African Americans? 

THE GATHERINGS: 

The Commission on Religion and Race held their first seminar on Racism last May 
19, 1990. The special guest was Dr. Robert Williams, Sociologist, Southern University, Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana. In response to a question, appearing on the front cover of the agenda, said, 
"Racism is not inherited; it is consciously taught; it is learned, to be sure." In addition, 
mdividuals cannot be racist; they can become bigots; they cannot segregate or discriminate 
against a people unless they control the institutions of society. What is racism? "Racism, 
sociologically, is the mstitutionalization of stratification and subjugation based on 
differentiation of institutions of one racial group over another." We were all pleased with him 
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Essed, author of "Everyday Racism," is a complex aggregate of prejudice and discrimination 
based on an ideology of racial domination and oppression. Racism denotes the definitive 
attribution of inferiority to a particular racial/ethnic group and the use of this principle to 
propagate and justify the unique treatment of this group" (p.ll). The "other group" is viewed 
as very strange, intrinsically, and very different. The dominant ethnic group sees the ethnic 
minorities, frequently, as people who are out to grab or "snatch away" or walk over their 
rights. The function of racism is to justify the oppression of specific racial/ethnic groups 

(p.ll). 

TYPRS OF RACT5>M 

Dr. Essed contends that people who insist on saying or even writing, "Black people 
are inferior," frequently assert that there is no racism in our country, our world, even our 
church. The message, however, is very clear: blacks are less bright, less civilized, less 
friendly and less human, and that they may be treated in a less friendly and less humane 
manner than whites. That message is communicated in many, often invisible, ways. 

CIJT.TURAT. RACISM: Has to do with how the unages of blacks are presented in 
the media, books, periodicals, travel stores, through art or cultural events. Robert Penn 
Warren, author of Rlackheny Winter , introduces the reader to two women One woman, after 
a tramp has entered her home, and in response to his question: "I don't know about my 
husband, for he isn't here." Her son stood near by. The other woman, a cook, living in a 
cabin with her son and a man to whom she is not married; they, Dellie and Old Jebb, father 
of Little Jebb, has been living together for twenty-five years. One woman is black; one is 
white. Which is which? The story setting appears to be the age of depression, give or take 
a few years. During this age, the teachings of the American historian. Dr. Ulrich B. Philips, 
writing on slavery, set the tone for far too many people's thinking and acting. He said that 
enslaved and racially despised class could not affect its own history and make choices 
unrelated to the beliefs and practices of their owners. 

INSTITUTION AT . RACISM: Institutions in today's world are government agencies, 
social organizations, and boards and commissions within the church, to name a few. When 
all or anyone of these institutions functions in such a way that it limits an ethnic group or 
groups, whether it is an opportunity to grow, to act on behalf of said institution, then and 
there, institutional racism has taken a front seat, to be sure. In other words, when the 
dominant ethnic group establishes regulations ensuring certain privileges - educational events, 
religious "happenings," such as the General Conference, Jurisdictional Conference - to 
themselves and, at the same time, these regulations are less accessible to ethnic minorities 
within the brotherhood or sisterhood, institutional racism is operative; it may be direct or 
indirect in function; it is active! Inclusive or exclusive? 

INDIVIDUAT. RACISM: Since racism, according to Dr. Williams and Dr. Essed, 
is by definition a group problem, the concept of individual racism may appear to be a flat 
contradiction at the very beginning. It is not. If a group of people, seeing themselves to be 
superior and other groups inferior; if an individual makes a conscious decision to assimilate 
or take on the opinions and attitudes of the first group instead of the later groups, he or she 
becomes one with the group, even though she will contend that she is not racist; she is merely 
asserting an attitude of prejudice, in a sense. In addition, her attitude of prejudice involves a 
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I already know." "I know who is not coming to dinner, etc." Individual racism involves a 
decision to buy into something owned by the dominant-superior group, and not the others. 
Our thanks to Drs. Williams and Essed for helping the Commission in our endeavor to get 
racism out of our conference, and inclusiveness active on all boards, agencies, etc. 

THR SRCOND AND THIRD GATHFRTNCiS;! The Commission affirmed Vision 
2000. Will Vision 2000 move our conference in the direction of inclusiveness? Will Vision 
2000 help bring Native American Christians, Hispanic American Christians, Asian American 
Christians, African American Christians, and Other American Christians back into the main- 
stream of The United Methodist Church in general, and in the Louisiana Conference in 
particular? "If we are going to unseat white supremacy in U.S. colleges and universities, white 
people can no longer assume the preeminence of white ways of conceptualizing and doing 
things. This means we must unlearn patterns of dominance, relinquish fetishistic control of 
processes and resources. We must learn to be followers, as people of color assume leadership 
positions" (G. Whit Hutchison and Eleanor Scott Meyers, Racism In High Rducatinn) . 
Looking within our conference, will Vision 2000 help usher into reality a new awareness of 
what it means "To do ministry" in solidarity with all ethnic groups throughout our conference? 
Since Christ Jesus is the Head of our Church, since provisions have been provided which 
enable all members of our Church to have equal access, without any distinction of racial 
background or social advantage, to the divine presence, we should move, immediately, to 
unseat all barriers which divide us. As a Conference deeply committed to eliminating racism 
from our Church, we can begin this session of Annual Conference. And begin with electing 
delegates to General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference, 1992. First, examine closely 
what we did in 1987. How many ethnic groups were elected? When was the last time a 
Native American was elected? Asian American? Others? 

The Commission on Religion and Race, in keeping with the Discipline of our great 
Church, the needs of our Conference, responding to the many requests set forth by our sisters 
and brothers in Christ Jesus, will endeavor to be faithful to our calling as a Commission. The 
howness follows: 



Monitoring 
Committee 



Sensitizing/Enabling 
Committee 



Empowerment/Advocacy 
Committee 



Boards & Agencies 



Racism Workshops 



Minority Group Self- 
Determination Fund 



Institutions 

Affirmative Action 

Incorporation of 
1985-1988 
Missional Priority 



Interracial/Interethnic 
Dialogue 



Special Conference 
Events 

Local Church Work 



Ethnic Local Church 



Relate to Racial Ethnic Caucuses 



Advocate Racial Ethnic Issues 



McKinley Franklin, Chair 



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COMMISSION ON THE STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN 

The Commission was developed to "foster an awareness of issues, problems and 
concerns, related to the status and role of women, with special reference to their full 
participation in the total life of the church at least commensurate with the total membership 
of women in The United Methodist Church." (1988 Rook of Discipline , para. 2203) 



While there have been many positive changes for women in the church - women 
serving in more diverse leadership roles in the church and society, women choosing the roles 
they will fulfill in the family and society -there are still issues that continue to demand the 
attention of the church. 

This commission Intends to educate the local church chairs of CSRW, Membership 
Nurture and Care, and any others interested so that specific appropriate programs can be 
initiated to meet the needs of women. The first step in the process will be a workshop led by 
someone from the General Commission staff in the fall of 1991. 

Issues of immediate concern to women and questions the church may ask about those 
issues are (as stated in The Flyer, Vol XI,No.3, Fall 1990): 

The number of women working outside the home has gone from a third in 1960 to more than 
half of the population of women in the 1990's. Where will churches get their volunteers? 
What is the impact on volunteerism when more women work outside the home? 

Single parent families are headed predominantly by women. One of every four children is 
raised by a single parent who is a woman. Does the church continue to hold an image of a 
nuclear family or is that image shifting? What support does the church offer single parents? 

By the next century, the population of elderly will double and the care givers will decline. 
The average American woman spends 17 years raising children and 18 years helping aged 
parents. How is the "greying of America" reflected and perhaps magnified in the church? 
How do personnel policies and benefit packages acknowledge the realities of 
child/elder/dependent care? How do we support or relieve the care givers, the majority of 
whom are women? 

The divorce rate has doubled since 1965. Projections indicate that half of first marriages will 
end in divorce. How is divorce viewed as it invades the church and clergy as well? 

The number of women elected to public office has more than tripled at local levels, but the 
U.S. Congress does not reflect the change. Women have mobilized into more sophisticated 
political activity in the private and public sectors, on both sides of the issues - suffrage, Equal 
Rights Amendment, abortion and family leave. Church women stand on both sides of the 
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The number of women in the professions has increased dramatically: 





1972 


1990 


Lawyers 


7,500 


180,000 


Physicians 


15,672 


108,200 


Engineers 


7,404 


174,000 


UMC Clergy 


371 (1%) 


4,000 (10%) 



UMC seminary students include 30 to 50 percent women, many of whom are beginning a 
second career. Is the church prepared to use the services of these women and other 
professionals? 

Increasing numbers of companies offer paid benefits to support maternity/paternity leave for 
all employees. In 1976, the church adopted a maternity leave policy. In 1980, it adopted a 
maternity/paternity leave policy and offered less-than-full-time employment to clergy. How 
will the church respond to other kinds of leaves required by clergy and other professionals? 

A woman is beaten every 18 seconds. A woman is raped every six minutes. Three out of four 
women experience at least one violent crime in their lives. What kind of nurture, safety, and 
support does the church provide for the victims of violence? How do we equip clergy and 
laity to respond without condemning the victim? 

The belief of this commission is that looking at the above issues (and others), the 
local church will once again have an impact on the quality of life for all persons as we enter 
into a new century. 

Barbara Duke, Chair 



SPECIAL MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

Accomplishments for 1990-1991 have been achieved through the Special Ministries 
Comprehensive Plan. The plan has been realized through the following programs. 

(1) Sensitizing Congregations to accepting Black Clergy Women 

(2) Workshop on Equitable Salaries for Ethnic Pastors 

(3) Planning for a Wesley Foundation at Grambling through the Board of Higher 
Education and Campus Ministries. 

A workshop is being planned this fall and will focus on Training the Laity in 
Christian Education. 

The Committee has continued to be in dialogue with the Conference boards and 
agencies regarding related program goals. 

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district 



Amount 





~--~- "■■• - - "J - - - 
Administration 


$1,000 




Special Program 


$2,000 


BR 


Wesley UMC, BR 


$2,000 


LC 


Korean UMC, Leesville 


$3,000 


NO 


Cornerstone UMC, N.O. 


$3,000 


NO 


Spanish Ministry, N.O. 


$3,000 


BR 


Istrouma Metro. Mission Center 


$3,000 




CrossLines 


$1,000 


AC 


St. Paul UMC, Waxia 


$2,000 


AC 


Mason UMC, Berwick 


$3,000 


AC 


Scott Chapel UMC, Lettsworth 


$2,000 




Harrys Chapel UMC, Bogalusa 


$3,000 


BR 


Lejeune UMC 


$3,000 


AC 


Wesley UMC, Houma 


$1,500 




Seminary Students Scholarships 


$2,100 



$34,600 



Gloria Lester-Hygh, Chair 



B. REPORTS OF BOARDS OF MINISTRY 



BOARD OF DIAGONAL MINISTRY 

The Board of Diaconal Ministry interprets the meaning of diaconal ministry to the 
church, assists in enlisting persons for diaconal careers, counsels and guides persons in the 
process of professional certification and renewal, and provides general ongoing support for all 
persons employed by the church in non-clergy related careers. 

Persons who wish to serve the church in the fields of Christian education, church 
music, youth work, counselmg, etc. are encouraged to seek professional certification and 
become candidates for consecration as diaconal ministers. The process begins with a personal 
letter of intent to the chairperson of the Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry. A mentor 
will then be assigned to assist the person in the process of sorting out the various ministry 
options available and clarifying God's call to ministry. After preliminary work in the 
candidacy journal with a mentor, the interested person will seek approval by their Pastor/Parish 
or Staf^arish Relations Committee and Charge Conference and will then be interviewed by 
the Annual Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry. 



Scholarship funds for certification and foundation courses (which go toward meeting 
the requirements for certification and consecration) will only be given to certified candidates 
for diaconal ministry. Other scholarship assistance is also available from the General Board 
of Higher Education and Ministry, Division of Diaconal Ministry, but the interested persons 
will have to contact the General Board at their own initiative. All requests for scholarship aid 



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from the Annual Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry must be made in writing to the 
scholarship registrar of the Conference Board by January first of the year in which the 
candidate expects to receive that aid. 

The following are recommended by the Board of Diaconal Ministry for renewal of 
their certification and/or consecration as appropriate: 

Renewals for Professional Certification '91-'92 

Associate in Christian Fducation: 

Pat H. Hogan, 411 Second St,, Natchitoches, LA 71457 
Laurel M. Connell, 929 Iris St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 

Director of Christian Education: 

Karen Albano, 1210 West Beltline Rd., Richardson, TX 75080 

Lylhi G. Craig, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70005 

Barbara Cain Einsel, 6645 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 

Carolyn Foster, 1540 Broadmoor, Slidell, LA 70458 

Joaquin Garcia-Jimenez, P.O. Box 871, NashvUle, TN 37201 

Norma Garlington, Rt. 3, Box 56, Pitkin, LA 70656 

Barbara Hamilton, 4742 Knight Blvd., New Orleans, LA 

Pat Jessup, 2727 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA 71301 

Doris Sheppard, P.O. Drawer 1567, Shreveport, LA 71165-1567 

Minister of Christian Education: 

Karen Albano, 1210 West BelUine Road, Richardson, TX 75080 
Donald C. CottrUl, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720 
Jeff Duke, P.O. Box 105, Tangipahoa, LA 70456 

Director of Music: 

Suzanne B. Cate, 520 Hemdon, Shreveport, LA 71101 
Rosalie B. Branigan, 155 Rue Charlemagne, Slidell, LA 70461 
Roger M. Cloud, 1000 W. Woodward Ave., Ruston, LA 71270-2154 
John Hutton, Jr., 3900 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115-4641 
John Sidney Montegudo, Jr., 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112 
Mary L Poole, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 
Helen Meiers, 1110 Eighth St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 

Associate in Music: 

Gerald P. Halley, 525 Torregano Road, Slidell, LA 70460 



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Minister of Music: 

James R. McLelland, 835 Poleman Road, Shreveport, LA 71107 

Renewed to the Office of Diaconal Minister: 

Lylln G. Craig, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70005 

Barbara Cain Einsel, 6645 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 

Joaquin Garcia- Jimenez, P.O. Box 871, Nashville, TN 37202 

Patricia Haulk Hogan, 411 Second St., Natchitoches, LA 71457 

John Sidney Montegudo, 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112 

Doris R. Sheppard, P.O. Drawer 1567, Shreveport, LA 71165-1567 

Roger M. Cloud, 1000 West Woodard Ave., Ruston, lA 71270-2154 

Michele V, Townsend, P.O. Box 929, Ruston, LA 71270 

Norma Garlington, Route 3, Box 56, Pitkin, lA 70656 

New Certifications: 

Minister of Christian Education: 

Charlotte Brent, 6312 Sand Beach Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71105 
Linda Fox, 3350 Dalrymple, Baton Rouge, lA 70802 

New Consecrations: 

Charlotte Brent, 6312 Sand Beach Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71105 
Linda Fox, 3350 Dalrymple, Baton Rouge, lA 70802 

Dick Scott- Welch, Chair 

BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY 

The primary concern of the Board of Ordained Ministry is to develop effectiveness 
and competence in ministry for the individual, as well as for the Church, and to affirm the 
various avenues of ministry open to all people. The Church is a redeeming and reconciling 
institution, empowered by Christ but constituted by fraQ creatures. Though our faults and 
mistakes are the source of great consternation, we are, nevertheless, a people called of God to 
serve the cause of Christ through the various avenues of ministry in the Church. Though there 
are persons who, by offering themselves in leadership as ordained ministers, are set apart by 
the Church for specialized ministry of Word, Sacrament, and Order, all Christians are called 
to ministry through the ministry of Christ himself. 

It has long been recognized that there are instances when persons who have given 
themselves to the ordained ministry of The United Methodist Church discover they can no 
longer effectively fulfill the obligations and responsibilities of that office. It is also recognized 
that the Conference, through the Board of Ordained Ministry, must respond to the unique needs 
of these persons in a helpful and effective manner. While this may be a time of great 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 333 

emotional stress and pain for the minister and his or her family, the effects of such a loss are 
felt throughout the body of Christ. Perhaps one of the most difficult issues to deal with in this 
situation is the erroneous conclusion that the capacity for ministry is all together lost. It is 
imperative that the Church recognize its responsibility in affirming the continued, individual 
ministry of those who feel they must withdraw from ordained ministry. It is equally important 
that the Church extend the hand of genuine love and concern by aiding these persons in exiting 
ordained ministry and establishing new vocations. 

For the past three years, the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Louisiana Conference, 
under the direction of Bishop Bill Oden, has been developing plans to provide comprehensive 
guidance and aid for ministers who find themselves in this situation, or who may be 
experiencing crisis in their ministry. The general goal of this effort is to develop effective and 
competent ministry and to affirm those who make the decision to withdraw from ordained 
ministry. The effort was begun with the establishment of relations with the Southwest Careers 
Development Center in Arlington, Texas, with which the board now holds sponsorship. The 
purposes of this institution are as follows. 

-to assess a client's (clergy person's) abilities, interests, values, experiences, 
and other strengths and weaknesses; 

-to guide a client in establishing reasonable and meaningful career goals - a long- 
range plan; 

-to enable a client to widen the range of his/her capabilities through 
continuing education; 
-to counsel a client facing a career crisis; 

-to provide vocational guidance to a client considermg work outside the 
church; 

-to evaluate and guide a potential candidate for church vocation; and 
-to offer professional counseling to the spouse of the client. 

The fee for a client is $200. Spouses are encouraged to participate in the counselmg, 
at no additional cost. Clients are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging. 

The Board of Ordained Ministry has also investigated job service programs offered 
by the State of Louisiana. Under the direction of Governor Buddy Roemer, the Louisiana 
Department of Labor, in cooperation with the Job Training Partnership Act, has developed the 
Louisiana Job link program. The program was developed in response to the high level of 
unemployment among skilled and professional persons in the state, due primarily to the 
depressed oil industry. The program is admmistered through eight centers housed at 
universities or colleges located in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Lafayette, Lake 
Charles, Monroe, New Orleans and Thibodaux. Though the services may vary slightly at these 
institutions, help is available to persons who have significant professional experience, but are 
unemployed due to layoffs or plant closures, or who are experiencing vocational changes due 
to technology or other extenuating circumstances. 

The Louisiana Job link program is offered free of charge to any resident of the state. 
The individual must personally contact the nearest Job Link center for an interview and 
assessment of eligibility. Participants are offered: 



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-Aptitude Assessment, 
-Job training or retraining, 
-Basic math and English testing, 
-Workplace literacy training, 
-Occupational skills development, 
-Job development 
-Job placement. 

In conjunction with services offered by the Southwest Careers Development Center, 
and the newly established Center for Pastoral Effectiveness, Louisiana Job Link offers an 
avenue of assistance in developing an overall program of support and guidance for clergy of 
the Louisiana Annual Conference. 



Louisiana Job Link Centers 



Bossier Parish Community College 

2719 Airline Drive North 

Bossier City, lA 71111 

Director: Nancy Underwood (Sharon Rose) 

(318) 747-4680 



McNeese State University 

Post Office Boc 93300 

Lake Charles, LA 70609 

Director: Ed Murray (Jeannie Robertson) 

(318) 475-5216 ext 64 or 475-5125 



Delgado Community College 

Director, Louisiana Job link Center 

615 City Park, BuUding 13 

New Orleans, LA 70119 

Director: Ms. Jerrie Protti (Barney Hegwood) 

(504) 483-4505 

Louisiana State University/Alexandria 
8100 Highway 71 South 
Alexandria, LA 71302 
Director: Eloise Andries 
(318) 473-6450 

Louisiana State University/Baton Rouge 

103 Old Forestry BuQding/LSU 

Baton Rouge, LA 70803 

Director: Betty Harrison (Susan Atherton) 

(504) 388-2454/388-2456 



Nichols State University 
Engineering Technology Laboratory 
Thibodaux, LA 70310 
Director: Wade Ledet 
(504) 448-4758 

Northeast State University 
101 BuQding 
Monroe, LA 71209 
Director: Dr. Martha Upshaw 
(Suzanne Wolfe) 
(318) 342-4068 

University of Southwestern Louisiana 

USL Conference Center 

Post Office Box 43372, USL 

Lafayette, LA 70504 

Director: Mary Jane Broadhurst 

(318) 231-5803 



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Steven M. Spurlock 
Ed Boyd 



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C. REPORTS OF 
FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

We are thankful to God for the economic upturn we have experienced in the 
Louisiana Conference for a second year. 

We continue to be sensitive to the need for keeping apportionment increases to a 
minimum. Inflation this past year was 6.1%. The budget we are presenting for 1992 is 
increased only 3.36% . Your Council feels this is a fair and attainable budget and seeks your 
support and enthusiasm in funding it. Our thanks extends to all who labor to support the 
causes of our Christ through the Louisiana Annual Conference of which we are a part. 

Report No. I 

1. We recommend the observance of the following special days with offerings: 

Christian Education Sunday August 25, 1991 

Retired Ministers Homes Sunday September 15, 1991 

World Communion Sunday October 6, 1991 

Good Samaritan Observance October 27, 1991 

United Methodist Student Day November 24, 1991 

Children's Homes Offermg December 22, 1991 

Human Relations Day January 12, 1992 

* United Methodist Foundation Sunday March 8, 1992 

One Great Hour of Sharing March 29, 1992 

Good Samaritan Observance April 19, 1992 

Youth Service Fund April 26, 1992 

Native American Awareness Sunday May 3, 1992 

Children's Homes Offering May 10, 1992 

* Without an Offering 

2. The Council recommends a continued emphasis by all churches on Advance Specials, 
both General Advance and Conference specials. It requests, however, that all churches 
pay in full the World Service and Conference Benevolences apportionment beforfi 
appropriating funds for second-mile pioiscls. 

3. Each pastoral charge is asked to continue support of Western Methodist Assembly at Mt. 
Sequoyah, Arkansas, with a goal of $35 per pastoral charge. Each district is to raise the 
amount based on the total number of charges in the district and mail to the Conference 
Office of Financial Affairs. 

4. It is recommended that the Hancock Bank, Baton Rouge Bank, Hibemia National Bank 
and Premier Bank be designated as the principal depositories for funds of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference. Other financial institutions across the state are to be used for 
interest-bearing accounts. Authority to open accounts is given to the Conference 
Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer and the President of the Council on 
Finance and Administration of the Louisiana Conference. Authorized signatures on the 
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Administration/Treasurer, a designated representative of the C.F.A., and the Senior 
Minister of First UMC, Baton Rouge. 

5. The Council has contracted with Reginald H. PuUiam, Certified Public Accountant of 
the firm Reginald H. Pulliam of Baton Rouge, to audit the books of the Executive 
Director of Administration/Treasurer. The Council expects to receive from the 
accountant an audit report for the year ending December 31, 1990, before the June, 1991, 
session of the Annual Conference. 

6. We recommend that the pastoral charge consider an amount of $5,100 for Pastor's Travel 
Allowance and $3,300 for utilities/housing expense for each minister. 

7. We recommend that the local churches pay an amount up to $1,500 on the moving 
expense of each minister by the new church to which the minister is appointed. 

8. We remind the ministers of the Annual Conference who will move to another charge that 
they are to accept salary and expense only through May 31, 1991, from the charge they 
are presently serving. The June salary and expenses will be paid by the new charge. 

9. In order to comply with the federal income tax regulations, we recommend that the 
utilities and other housing expenses on the Conference Directors' residences and the 
district parsonages be considered a part of their salaries as "Housing Allowance." 

Report No. II 

1. The Council presents the following Conference General Budget for 1992: 

1991 1992 

World Service & Conf. Benevolences $1,280,000 $1,340,000 * 

Ministerial Education Fund 325,000 338,000 

Black College Fund 140,000 144,000 

African University 73,000 73,000 

S. C. Jurisdiction Education Fund 50,000 50,000** 

Lydia Patterson Institute 39,500 41,000 

Gulfside 10,000 10,000 

Centenary College 570,000 580,000 

Wesley Foundation 560,000 570,000 

Dillard University 64,000 66,000 

Louisiana Interchurch Conference 30,000 30,000 

Interdenominational Fund . . .': 21,000 22,000 

General Administration Fund 58,000 60,000 

Jurisdictional Administration Fund 31,000 32,000 

Louisiana Conference Adminis. Fund 525,000 560,000 

Pension Fund 750,000 750,000 

District Superintendents Fund 675,000 715,000 

Episcopal Fund 168,000 171,000 

Equitable Salary 60,000 60,000 

TOTAL 3.36% $5,429,500 $5,612,000 

* World Service and Conference Benevolences are broken down as follows: 

General World Service $808,000 60.30% 

Conference Benevolences $532,000 39.70% 

**Prior Claim: 

Campus Minister, Southern Methodist University . . . $6,000 
***Prior Claim: 



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Centenary Archivist $10,000 

***Wesley Foundation Apportionment is broken down as follows: 

Operating Budget $520,000 

Building Fund Endowment $50,000 



91.23% 
8.77% 



a. The Council presents the following Conference Benevolences Budgets: 



1991 



1992 



Archives and History $3,000 

Christian Unity & Inter. Concerns 2,000 

Church and Society 4,000 

Conference Youth Team 8,000 

CSRW 1,500 

Diaconal Ministry 2,500 

Discipleship 14,000 

Global Ministries 348,000 

Laity 6,000 

Religion and Race 2,400 

United Methodist Men 4,750 

SUBTOTALS $396,150 

Conference Trustees 250 

CCOM Special Ministries 40,000 

Ordained Ministry 9,000 

Program Priorities/Vision 2000 10,500 

CrossLines Ministry 50,000 

GRAND TOTAL $505,900 



$2,700 
5,700 
4,700 
8,100 
1,700 
2,900 

15,200 

330,600 

4,000 

2,300 



$377,900 

1,000 
40,000 

9,000 
54,100 
50,000 

532,000 



b. The Council presents the following Conference Administration Budget for 1992: 



1991 



1992 



Area Administration Fund 6,600 6,600 

Annual Conference Expense Fund 13,000 14,000 

Louisiana Conference Journal 16,000 16,000 

Episcopal Committee 3,500 3,500 

Conference Joint Office 518,200 548,900 

C.F.A. Contingency 7,500 8,800 

C.F.A. Expense 3,000 3,000 

Finance Office 13,100 13,100 

C.O.M. Program and Expense Fund 49,100 51,100 

$630,000 $665,000 



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FUNDING 

Conference Administration 525,000 560,000 

Contingency 55,000 55,000 

Pensions and Medical Group Insurance Adm 50,000 50,000 

TOTAL $630,000 $665,000 

2. The Secretary of the Annual Conference shall serve as the Editor of the Conference 
Journal. The Editor is authorized to eliminate detailed financial and audit reports from 
the Journal, including instead a statement indicating where the detailed report is filed, 
and to condense all reports wherever possible, 

3. The Annual Conference grants permission to Centenary College and Dillard University 
to make an appeal for every church in the conference to send a "paid student" to the 
institutions. 

4. The Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer is authorized to pay $12,000 from 
the District Superintendents' Fund for expenses of Cabinet Meetings and up to $1,000 
for telephone calls involving appointments. Each district shall establish a District 
Council on Finance and Administration composed of four lay persons and three 
ministers. The District Superintendent, Conference, Jurisdictional, and General 
Conference members of the Council on Finance and Administration within the bounds 
of the district shall be ex-officio members of the District Council on Finance and 
Administration. Every consideration should be given to ethnic minority representation. 
The Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer of the Conference is authorized to 
pay from the District Superintendents' Fund to the Pension Fund an amount for each 
District Superintendent to meet the General Board of Pensions requirement. 

5. We recommend that each district provide at least half-time secretarial help for the 
District Superintendent from district budget funds. The Annual Conference requires that 
copies of the annual budget and audit for each district be mailed to the Executive 
Director of Administration/Treasurer for the Council not later than April 15 following 
the fiscal year. 

6. The compensation of all the District Supermtendents shall be equal throughout the 
Conference. Since District Superintendents are appointed by the Bishop as officers of 
the Conference, their salary, travel allowance, utilities allowance, professional expenses, 
and one-half of the Conference insurance premium shall be paid by the Annual 
Conference. We recommend the following income to be paid the District 
Superintendents from the District Superintendents' Fund: Base Compensation for 1992, 
$55,628 (see Conference Rules for the rule concerning salary): utilities allowance - 
$3,300; an amount not to exceed $2,400 to be drawn by voucher and used for 
professional expenses to cover the expense of Pastors' School, Ministers' Week, Bishops' 
Week, Annual Conference, Continuing Education and other expenses that the District 
Superintendent incurs in carrying out the responsibilities of the office. The Council shall 
provide an automobile or base auto allowance and travel expense to be drawn by 
voucher within a budgeted amount of $6,900 for each District Superintendent. 

7. Each Council, Board, Commission, Committee, etc. of the Conference receiving funding 
from the Conference shall designate one person, other than the chairperson, as the 
Finance Officer. The Finance Officer shall keep for that board or agency a current 
record of financial transactions involving the budget receipts and expenditures for that 
body. 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 339 

The Finance Officer shall receive all vouchers from members and shall approve and 
submit same to the Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer. The vouchers must 
be specific, in detail, accompanied by the appropriate receipts, and must bear the signed 
approval of the Finance Officer. The Finance Officer shall in turn submit them to the 
Conference Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer within three weeks. In order 
to assist the Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer to close out the books and 
set up books for a new fiscal year, all Finance Officers shall submit final vouchers of 
said board and agency by December 20, 1991. 

Louisiana Annual Conference Official Voucher Policy for Conference Boards and Agencies: 

Travel 

Within the State of Louisiana - Travel Expense for Conference Boards and Agencies is set 
at a maximum of 15 cents per mile. When three or more members are traveling together, 
a maximum of 18 cents per mile will be paid. Regardless of the mode of travel used, the 
maximum of 15 cents per mile will still apply. Beyond the state, the most economical 
mode of travel must be used. Air travel must be supported by the air ticket stub. 

Lodging and Meals 

Reimbursement for lodging expenses will be made for the actual amount of expenses 
incurred. Moderately priced hotel or motel accommodations are suggested. An itemized 
bill must accompany the request for reimbursement. Reimbursement will be made for 
meals for the actual expense incurred, but not for entertainment or room service. Any 
meals exceeding $5 must be supported by receipts. The maximum per diem for lodging and 
meals will be $60. Exceptions to the policy may be made only by the Executive Committee 
of the C.F.A. 

8. All institutions and agencies receiving funds from the Annual Conference are required 
to submit a financial statement at the end of each calendar year. (See Conference Rules 
for Rule on Aimual Audits) 

9. A balance at the close of the year in the Conference Benevolence Budget of any 
Conference Board or Agency will be placed in the Conference Benevolences Budget for 
the next year. The Annual Conference shall continue to place in the Contingency Fund 
of the Annual Conference all interest from the invested funds of the different Conference 
Boards and Agencies. The Council shall use the Investment Committee of the Louisiana 
United Methodist Foundation to assist in the investment of Conference Funds. The 
Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer and the President of the Conference 
Council on Finance and Administration shall continue to serve on the Investment 
Committee of the Louisiana United Methodist Foundation. Local churches and 
Conference Institutions shall consider using the Foundation for the investment of their 
funds. 

lO.We recommend that the Louisiana Annual Conference Wesley Foundations be given basic 
support by a decimal item to be apportioned to the churches of the Conference. Amounts 
of the funds to be given to each Wesley Foundation will be determined by the Board of 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry. With approval of the appropriate District 
Superintendents and District Councils on Finance and Administration, local Wesley 
Foundations may solicit additional funding from churches within the District(s) nearest their 
geographic location. Should a local church give additional funds to the Wesley Foundation, 
that church must also have paid 100% to the Wesley Foundation apportionment the 



340 1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



previous year. Otherwise, the Wesley Foundation must give those funds to the Conference 
Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry as payment toward that church's 
apportionment. A report must be made by the Wesley Foundation to the District 
Superintendent and the District Council on Finance and Administration of any churches 
giving such funds so as to assure 100% payment of the Wesley Foundation apportionments 
of the local church. 



Bryl Moreland, R. Larry Stafford, 

Cabinet Liaison President 

J. J. Caraway, William I. Eubanks, 

Executive Director Secretary 
of Administration/ 
Treasurer 



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Statement of Assets and Fund Balances 
Arising from Cash Thinsactions 
Year Ended December 31, 1990 



Description 

World Service & 
Conference Benevolences 

World Service 

Conference Benevolences ... $ 

Church & Society 

Christian Unity 

Diaconal Ministry 

Discipleship 

Global Ministries 

Laity 

UMM 

Archives & History 

Religion & Race 

COSROW 

Youth Team 

Program Priorities 

Ordained Ministry 

Trustees 

Special Ministries 

Crosslines _ 

$ 

Ministerial Education Fund . . $ 

Black College Fund $ 

Africa University $ 

General Advance Specials 

MacDonnell $ 

St. Marks 

Rio Grande Conference 

Oklahoma Indian Mission . . 

National Division 

Dulac 

World Division 

UMCOR 

World Hunger 

World Service Special 

Special Funds _ 

$ 

Youth Service Fund $ 

General Church Offerings 

Human Relations $ 

One Great Hour of Sharing 

World Order 

Native American 

World Communion 

Methodist Student Day _ 

$ 



Balance 
1/1/90 



520,800.60 



520,800.60 

49,977.28 

79.91 

311.78 

4,110.00 

2,900.00 

900.00 

650.00 

2,820.00 

33,282.32 

11,969.01 

2,205.74 

125.00 

1,966.75 

60,928.82 

3,192.52 

91.21 
171.87 
(778.52) 
71.20 
45.38 
88.94 



Revenue 



$ 1,140,179.37 

2,209.48 

607.20 

100.00 

2,527.00 

173,844.42 

199.00 



23,537.56 
3,679.57 



$ 1,346,901.60 

$ 284,895.03 

$ 114,098.13 

$ 61,092.30 



$ 



5,920.10 

4,565.00 

1,050.00 

2,115.00 

5,605.89 

5,516.35 

72,597.11 

35,510.50 

6,002.73 

387.00 

6,061.27 



Expenses 



Balance 
12/31/90 



$ 508,708.59 



$ 687,400.00 

7,259.00 

4,056.62 

1,090.12 

2,179.90 

14,582.06 

499,588.91 

1,886.39 

4,663.81 

2,349.14 

1,397.69 

1,427.39 
30,535.11 

6,988.08 

7,914.39 
682.60 
39,992.40 
45,000.00 

$ 1,358,993.61 $ 508,708.59 
$ 279,712.33 $ 55,159.98 
$ 114,078.42 $ 99.62 



$ 61,258.42 $ 

$ 6,485.10 $ 

4,415.00 

1,050.00 

350.00 

5,685.89 

5,503.35 

74,984.14 

31,977.52 

5,831.47 

512.00 

5,340.44 



145.66 

3,545.00 

3,050.00 

900.00 

1,765.00 

570.00 

2,833.00 

30,895.29 

15,501.99 

2,377.00 

2,133.08 



$ 145,330.95 $ 142,134.91 $ 64,124.86 
$ 9,560.37 $ 7,679.40 $ 5,076.49 



8,177.87 
37,392.09 

5,235.52 

4,112.71 
17,816.42 

7,838.67 



8,169.90 
37,500.00 

4,447.71 

4,092.87 

17,800.00 

7,900.00 



99.18 
63.96 
9.29 
91.04 
61.80 
27.61 



(309.92) $ 80,573.28 $ 79,910.48 $ 



352.88 



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Description 

Christian Education Sunday . . $ 

Educational Priorities Fund 

SCJ Seminary Fund $ 

Lydia Patterson Institute 

Gulfside Assembly 

Correction 

Conference Specials 
Retired Ministers Hm. Bd. . . 
Retired Ministers 

Homes Bd. Office 

Spanish American Min 

Metro Min 

Metro Min 

St. Marks GBEM Grant .... 
N.O. Urban GBEM Grant . . 

Revolving Loan Fund 

Conference Disaster 

LSU World Hunger 

LMCF 

Prison Fellowship 

Istrouma Mission Center . . . 

Jamaica Relief 

B.R. GBGM Grants 

Shreveport GBGM Grants . . 
Special Funds 

$ 

Centenary College $ 

Wesley Foundation $ 

Dillard University $ 

Health & Welfare Institutions 

Good Samaritan $ 

Methodist Children's Home . 

Lafon Home 

Methodist Home of N.O. . . . 
Pendleton Methodist Hosp. . 
Peoples Community Center . 

$ 

Ministers Emergency $ 

Louisiana Interchurch 
Conference $ 

Interdenominational $ 

General Administration $ 

Jurisdictional Adm $ 



Balance 
1/1/90 

24,696.32 $ 



Revenue 

5,856.24 



Expenses 

$ 2,185.00 



Balance 
12/31/90 

$ 28,367.56 



12,026.28 
1,905.97 
1,794.38 



$ 43,057.95 $ 46,002.33 $ 9,081.90 



32,647.55 

8,920.59 

10,000.00 



33,001.75 

9,810.50 

10,000.00 



1,551.77 
904.47 



$ 15,726.63 $ 


94,626.09 $ 


98,814.58 S 


5 11,538.14 


$ 1,701.83 $ 


8,320.41 $ 


4,205.45 S 


5 5,816.79 


(3,459.58) 


36,362.65 


33,136.07 


(233.00) 


1,062.00 


9,642.81 


6.036.32 


4,668.49 


230.00 


271.50 


237.50 


264.00 


300.00 


227.00 


127.00 


400.00 


.04 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


.04 


1,333.36 


4,000.00 


3,999.96 


1,333.40 


35,603.23 


48,328.02 


60,000.00 


23,931.25 


28,215.89 


1,333.43 


1,012.87 


28,536.45 


6,290.00 


42,399.39 


21,150.47 


27,538.92 


9,459.33 


7,998.08 


13,830.21 


3,627.20 




575.80 


344.00 


231.80 




555.71 


545.71 


10.00 


330.64 




330.64 






4,500.00 


2,625.00 


1,875.00 




5,000.00 




5,000.00 


8,643.60 


1,825.50 


3,878.83 


6,590.27 



89,710.34 $ 176,340.30 $ 156,460.03 $ 109,590.61 

52,413.05 $ 461,671.24 $ 468,026.17 $ 46,058.12 

56,801.74 $ 469,856.20 $ 485,926.47 $ 40,731.47 

18,587.32 $ 53,467.61 $ 52,800.00 $ 19,254.93 

90,858.54 $ 185,588.33 $ 201,939.68 $ 74,507.19 



2,147.40 


33,967.58 


17,143.28 


18.971.70 


1,098.93 


3,257.95 


2,834.95 


1.521.93 


1,620.60 


20,607.37 


13,612.26 


8.615.71 


100.00 


2,179.31 


2,131.81 


147.50 


4.332.87 


8,481.30 


12.000.00 


814.17 



100,158.34 $ 254.081.84 $ 249.661.98 $ 104,578.20 

12.667.59 $ 22,347.28 $ 15,475.71 $ 19.539.16 

10.801.22 $ 25.219.36 $ 25,200.32 $ 10.820.26 

(37.91) $ 18.120.12 $ 18,001.00 $ 81.21 

(8.68) $ 49.242.89 $ 49,202.58 $ 31.63 

2,828.72 $ 38,024.64 $ 37,852.01 $ 3.001.35 



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Balance Balance 

Description 1/1/90 Revenue Expenses 12/31/90 

Louisiana Conference 

Administration $ 108,025.84 $ 559,653.30 $ 23.42 $ 68,667.92 

Remittances 

Area Administration 6,500.00 

Annual Conference 1,902.69 16,206.71 

Journal 187.50 13,683.83 

Episcopal Committee 2,504.00 

Joint Office 106,707.78 602,516.08 

CFA 873.29 23,491.70 

COM 37,559.13 81,315.87 

$ 108,025.84 $ 706,883.69 $ 746,241.61 $ 68,667.92 

District Funds $ 157,720.77 $ 47,674.05 $ 38,524.31 $ 166,870.51 

Pension & Benefit 

Churches-Inst. Decimal .... $ 771,887.65 $ 707,798.26 $1,123,404.22 

Int. Dividends 919,868.23 

TGAF Distribution 44,351.00 

Woolworth Fund 341 ,043. 10 

Meth. Publishing House 15,411.97 

Deposit Fund GBOP 1 ,429,340.00 

Conf. Bd. of Pension Exp. . 533.20 

Conf. Administration 45,000.00 

Pension Contingency 61,470.02 

Health Insurance 114,169.10 1,589,536.49 1,577,802.00 125,903.59 

Retired Min. RX 27,479.04 105,458.55 

Death Benefit Program 62,633.26 

Insurance Trust 338,584.52 338,584.52 

Endowment Fund 65,236.84 65,236.84 

$ 951,293.59 $ 3,984,072.61 $ 3,347,473.87 $1,587,892.33 

District Supt. Fund $ 2,151.11 $ 680,679.24 $ 682,822.22 $ 8.13 

Episcopal Fund $ 9,064.52 $ 131,109.29 $ 130,057.33 $ 10,116.48 

Equitable Salary Fund $ 128,420.79 $ 80,505.14 $ 70,275.39 $ 138,650.54 

Special Funds 

Episcopal Residency $ (133,700.48) $ 38,541.77 $ 30,267.74 $(125,426.45) 

Staff Housing (217,026.44) 48,841.13 21,635.50 (189,820.81) 

Contingency 98,895.62 310,963.65 314,459.86 95,399.41 

Special Funds 876,326.29 1,072,920.45 1,188,752.22 760,494.52 

$ 624,494.99 $ 1,471,267.00 $ 1,555,115.32 $ 540,646.67 

TOTAL ALL FUNDS $ 3,000,500.28 $10,813,496.49 $10,273,883.47 $3,540,113.30 



Dr. J.J. Caraway 

Executive Director of Administration/Treasurer 



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STATISTICIAN'S CONDENSED REPORT 
By J. J. Caraway 

TABLE I 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 15M 1990 

1. Total Members Reported at Qose of Last Year 

2. Received on Confession of Faith 

3. Received from Other United Methodist Churches 

4. Received from Other Denominations 

5. Removed by Charge Conference Action or Withdrawn 

6. Removed by Transfer to Other United Methodist Churches 

7. Removed by Transfer to Other Denominations 

8. Removed by Death 

9. Total Members at the Close of this Year 
10. Average Attendance at Principal Worship Service 

BAPTISMS 



11. Number of Persons Baptized This Year (all ages) 

12. Prepatory Members Now on Roll 

13. Number of Persons on Constituency Roll 

14. Total Enrolled in Confirmation Classes this Year 




134,881 


133,303 


2,154 


2,076 


2,722 


3,163 


1,771 


1,860 


2,569 


3,080 


2,821 


3,121 


1,088 


1,095 


1,747 


1,788 


133,303 


131,318 


48,326 


48,198 



2,140 


2,374 


23,850 


23,867 


9,318 


8,886 


1,457 


1,645 



CHURCH SCHOOLS 

Number of Leaders 

Children in All Classes & Groups 

Youth in All Classes & Groups 

Adults in All Classes & Groups 

Total Church School Membership 

Average Attendance in Sunday Church School 

Average Attendance in Other On-Going 

Classes & Groups 

Average Attendance in Short-Term 

Classes & Groups 

Number of Church School Members Joining on 

Confession of Faith 



UNITED METHODIST MEN 

Membership in United Methodist Men 4,187 4,508 

Amount Paid for Projects 117,296 123,430 



6,754 


6,454 


16,119 


16,124 


7,654 


7,592 


25,360 


24,502 


55,887 


54,672 


27,241 


26,734 


13,103 


12,265 


22,412 


20,589 


1,178 


1,269 



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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

26. Membership in United Methodist Women 13,134 13,404 

27. Amount Paid for Local Church & Community Work 261,901 291,657 

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

28. Membership in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 5,792 6,005 

29. Amount Paid for Projects 146,445 157,444 

PROPERTY AND OTHER ASSETS 



30. Value of Church Land, Buildings & Equipment 

31. Value of Church-Owned Parsonages & Furniture 

32. Value of Other Assets (Cash, Securities, etc.) 

33. Indebtedness on Items 30,31,32 at End of Year 

34. Other Indebtedness (Current Expenses, etc.) 



290,819,773 

31,688,350 

30,716,129 

25,745,340 

270,664 



296,091,049 

31,300,390 

30,335,019 

24,659,195 

312,457 



TABLE n 



BENEVOLENCES 



35a. World Service & Conference Benevolences 

Apportioned 1,235,859 1,259,997 

35b. World Service & Conference Benevolences Paid 1,105,695 1,135,021 

36a. Ministerial Education Fund Apportioned 301,345 313,144 

36b. Ministerial Education Fund Paid 261,472 267,474 

37a. Black College Fund Apportioned 134,355 136,542 

37b. Black College Fund Paid 112,803 113,901 

38a. Africa University Fund Apportioned 73,185 73,207 

38b. Africa University Fund Paid 63,193 60,914 

39. General Advance Specials 223,785 179,313 

40. Youth Service Fund 4,330 5,719 
41a. Human Relations Sunday 8,181 8,010 
41b. One Great Hour of Sharing 32,352 37,088 
41c. Peace with Justice 3,522 4,214 
41d. Native American Awareness Sunday 3,071 4,089 
41e. World Communion 15,686 17,310 
41f. United Methodist Student Day 7,633 7,779 
41g. Total - General Church Offerings 70,445 78,619 

42. Christian Education Sunday 5,857 4,777 

43. Education Priorities Fund 80,853 84,498 

44. Conference Advance Specials 104,608 365,767 

45. Centenary College 466,025 474,875 



461,582 


468,631 


53,266 


53,624 


310,611 


286,308 


18,719 


21,091 


27,613 


25,472 


161,740 


4,687,210 




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46. Wesley Foundations 

47. Dillard University 

48. Good Samaritan Offerings & All Designated Amounts 
to Good Samaritan Institutions 

49. Ministers' Emergency Fund 

50. Louisiana Interchurch Conference 

51. Other Benevolences Paid Directly by Local Church A 

CONNECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION FUNDS 

52a. Interdenominational Cooperation Fund Apportioned 21,220 22,223 

52b. Interdenominational Cooperation Fund Paid 18,134 18,704 

53a. General Administration Fund Apportioned 52,372 56,016 

53b. General Administration Fund Paid 45,955 49,161 

54a. Jurisdictional Admmistration Fund Apportioned 25,219 30,232 

54b. Jurisdictional Administration Fund Paid 22,139 26,533 

55a. Area & Conference Administration Funds Apportioned 490,505 500,404 

55b. Area & Conference Administration Funds Paid 428,021 441,454 

56a. District Admmistration Funds Apportioned 463,376 480,319 

56b. District Administration Funds Paid 443,869 444,146 

CONNECTIONAL CLERGY SUPPORT 

58. Pension & Benefit Funds (MPP & CPP) paid directly 

to Board of Pensions 

59a. Pension & Benefit Funds to Conference Apportioned 

59b. Pension & Benefit Funds to Conference Paid 

60a. District Superintendents' Funds Apportioned 

60b. District Superintendents' Funds Paid 

61a. Episcopal Funds Apportioned 

61b. Episcopal Funds Paid 

62a. Equitable Salary Fund Apportioned 

62b. Equitable Salary Fund Paid 



CLERGY SUPPORT-LOCAL CHURCH 



Pastors' Base Compensation Set 

Pastors' Base Compensation Paid 

Associates' Base Compensation Set 

Associates' Base Compensation Paid 

Utilities & Other Housing Related Allowances Paid 

to/for Pastor 1,053,912 1,067,386 

Utilities & Other Housing Related Allowances Paid 

to/for Associates 

Total Paid (66a & 66b) 

Travel Paid to/for Pastors 

Travel Paid to/for Associates 

Total Paid (67a & 67b) 



976,872 


1,052,037 


735,394 


734,720 


717,936 


712,262 


629,607 


645,044 


606,362 


620,602 


118,809 


135,481 


114,931 


130,626 


60,444 


60,153 


58,692 


57,798 



6,652,948 


6,670,853 


6,634,657 


6,911,038 


729,537 


707,107 


726,673 


707,107 



217,378 


210,628 


1,271,290 


1,281,314 


1,254,695 


1,280,133 


172,767 


159,529 


1,427,462 


1,444,812 



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68a. Other Cash Allowances Paid to/for Pastors 466,478 653,173 

68b. Other Cash Allowances Paid to/for Associates 54,014 81,365 

68c. Total Paid (68a & 68b) 520,492 734,538 

LOCAL CHURCH EXPENDITURES 

69. Diaconal Ministers Total Compensation 137,847 116,194 

70. Other Staff Compensation 6,783,815 7,670,116 

71. Current Expenses for Program 

(Including Church School) 1,720,271 1,630,584 

72. Other Current Operating Expenses (Not Including 

Program Expenses) 5,682,081 5,643,327 

73. Principal & Interest Paid on Indebtedness 4,514,488 4,884,799 

74. Paid on Buildings & Improvements 

(excluding funds borrowed) 4,333,409 3,090,080 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

75. U.M.W. Cash Sent to District or 

Conference UMW Treasurer 299,293 288,236 

76. GRAND TOTAL PAID (Lines 35-75) 45,017,286 45,710,337 



BOARD OF PENSIONS 

Report No. I 

I. MINISTERS RESERVE PENSION FUND (MRPF) 
We recommend: 

A. That the funded annuity rate for 1992 be $280.00 per service year. Benefits to 
surviving spouses of ministers shall be 75% of the annuity rate. 

B. That $750,000 be apportioned to the charges of the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

C. Total past service liability (prior to 1982) is $11,068,301. Our 1992 payment, based 
on a ten year annual deposit, is $1,503,825 to be funded as follows: 

Conference Apportionments $750,000 

Interest income from Woolworth Foundation, 

Pension Crusade Funds, and other sources .... $753,825 

D. If a church is delinquent in its apportioned pension payment, the amount shall be 
charged against the annuity account of the minister serving at the time of such 
delinquency. This will be deducted from his\her annuity claim at the time of that 
minister's retirement. Ministers with claims against their pension credits may pay the 
amount due plus 6 1/2% interest compounded annually. Upon payment in full they 
shall be eligible for pension credit and benefits for those years of service. 



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n. THE MINISTERIAL PENSION PLAN (MPP) 

We recommend: 

A. That participants shall be all ministerial members of the Louisiana Annual Conference 
and local pastors under episcopal appointment to a charge. 

B. That Participants Plan Compensation is the sum of: Cash Salary (including tax 
deferred annuities) received from church-related sources; Housing Allowance, or when 
a parsonage is provided, 21% (1991) of the cash salary as the approximate value of 
that parsonage. 

C. That the church's contribution base be set at 12% of the Denominational Average 
Compensation (DAC) as determined annually by the General Board of Pensions (the 
1992 DAC is $30,132.00). However, if a participant's compensation falls below the 
DAC, the participant's salary paying unit may pay 12% of actual compensation and 
the CPP will make a special allocation so that the contribution credits will be based 
on the DAC. 

D. Contributions for each participant shall be paid directly by the paying unit to the 
General Board of Pensions, 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201. 

E. Any local church that becomes delinquent in payment will have until September 20th 
of the following year to make payments. 

F. Participants shall contribute 3% of Plan Compensation to the MPP on a regular basis 
with remittances made directly to the General Board of Pensions. This may be done 
in either of two ways: 

a. The minister may send his/her personal check with the General Board remittance 
form. 

b.The minister may have his/her employer make direct deposit in a 
tax-deferred annuity account, in accordance with Federal Government regulations 
(further information concerning the tax-deferred deposit plan may be obtained from 
The General Board of Pensions, 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201). 

in. THE COMPREHENSIVE PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) 

We recommend: 

A. That participants shall all be ministerial members of the Louisiana Annual Conference, 
and full-time local pastors under episcopal appointment, who have a plan 
compensation of not less than 60% of the DAC. Part-time ministers, probationary 
members appointed to attend school, and certain members on sabbatical leave, or leave 
of absence may become participants under special arrangements. 

B. That the churches contribute, on behalf of each participant, an amount equal to 4.4% 
of the actual compensation plus 21% (1991) housing up to a DAC maximum. 
Remittances are made directly to the General Board of Pensions in conjunction with 
MPP payments. 



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C. Disability benefits: 

1. A monthly disability benefit equal to 40% of the DAC in the year the participant 
is granted disability leave will be paid. 

2. The church contribution to the MPP on behalf of the participants shall be 
continued from the CPP. 

D. The Death Benefit Program (DBP) Plan C shall be continued with funds from the 
Conference Pension Program. This supplement to the CPP provides the following 
benefits: 

1. Minister - The benefit is 225% of the DAC ($64,143.00 for 1991) if death occurs 
before age 47. It decreases annually to no less than 60% of the DAC at age 70. 
At retirement the benefit becomes 30% of DAC ($8,552.00 for 1991.) 

2. Spouse - Benefits upon the death of a spouse (minister surviving) is 15% of the 
DAC ($4,276.00 for 1991.) This applies to both active and retired. Benefit upon 
the death of a surviving spouse is 10% of the DAC ($2,851.00 for 1991.) 

3. Children - Benefit upon the death of a child who is less than 19 years is $1,500. 

4. Other dependent benefits - Information for children's education and/or disability 
benefits may be obtained from Dr. Stone Caraway, Conference Executive Director 
of Financial Affairs, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720, Phone 
-(504) 346-1646. 

IV. For further information concerning pension benefits and payments contact Nanci 
Youngblood at the Conference Office of Financial Affairs at (504) 346-1646. 

Report No. II 

L MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS 

A. The Conference Board of Pensions is authorized to act for the Louisiana Conference 
to provide comprehensive major medical expense and a dental care group msurance 
for the ministers, surviving spouses, dependents and lay (full-time) employees of the 
churches and institutions. 

B. Between sessions of the Annual Conference the Board may make changes in the 
program or the carrier with approval of the Council on Finance and Administration and 
the Cabinet. 

C. Effective June 1984: Participation in Conference medical and health care benefit 
programs is required of all ministers who are under episcopal appointment. 
Enrollment must be accomplished within 15 days following the effective date of| 
ministers appointments or the hiring of lay employees. 

D. The Conference liaison with the Board of Pensions for insurance matters is the I 
Reverend Thomas L. Howe. 



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n. LOUISIANA CONFERENCE SELF-FUNDED INSURANCE PLAN GROUP - 1108 

A. A comprehensive major medical program for employees serving in an effective 
relationship and/or full time lay employees. The following is a summary of the 
current program. It is recommended that each participant read the detailed Benefit 
Booklet available at the Conference Office of Financial Affairs. 

B. Medical and Hospitalization Program 

1. A $250 annual deductible is applicable to both medical and hospital charges. 
When three (3) covered persons within a family unit have satisfied their individual 
deductible for a calendar year within that calendar year, or if the family as a unit 
has incurred $750 of covered expenses within a calendar year which were applied 
toward the satisfaction of the deductible amount, no other covered persons within 
that family unit will be required to satisfy an individual deductible for that calendar 
year. 

2. Following the deductible: 80% of the first $5,000 of eligible medical, hospital and 
prescription drug claims will be paid. However, if two or more members of a 
family are injured in the same accident, only one person's deductible must be met. 

3. When a participant's covered expenses reach $5,000, then 100% of such medical 
expenses covered by the policy will be paid. 

4. Fifty percent (50%) of allowable expenses for mental and nervous disorders are 
covered. Payment is limited to $5,000 in one calendar year. 

5. Treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse will be provided up to a maximum 
benefit of $10,000 per lifetime. The maximum benefit per approved course of 
treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse is $2,000. The maximum lifetime benefit 
payable for expenses incurred as a result of out-patient rehabilitation care for 
alcoholism and drug abuse is $4,000. 

6. The maximum medical benefit payable with respect to a covered person or a 
covered person's dependents during a covered persons's lifetime is $1,000,000. 

7. Waiting period: A participant will be eligible for benefits for pre-existing 
conditions only after six months from the effective date of coverage. (Three 
months for dental). 

8. Eligible medical expenses will include charges for voluntary sterilization, including 
the surgical procedure, necessary medical care and treatment, and confinement. 

C. Managed Care Program 



1. Pre-certification: All in-patient admissions for non-emergency, non-maternity 
cases must be pre-certified. Failure to apply for pre-certification will result in a 
penalty of $300 m the benefits that would otherwise be payable; this penalty, 
which you would have to pay, would be in addition to your deductible if not 



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already satisfied. If certification is denied, NO BENEFITS WILL BE PAID. 

2. Continued Stay Review: Following the procedure outlined above, a specific 
number of in-patient days will be allotted at the time admission is approved. If 
the patient remains in the hospital for longer than the approved number of days, 
unless the additional days are medically necessary, the Plan benefits will be 
reduced to 50% of covered hospital charges for all non-approved days and the 
50% paid by the participant will not apply to the calendar year co-payment limit. 

3. Second Surgical Opinion: A second surgical opinion will be mandatory for certain 
elective procedures (listed below). A second opinion will not be required for 
emergencies or maternity cases. The cost of obtaining the second opmion will be 
reimbursed at 100% with no deductible and will include the physician's office visit 
and all related charges. The second opinion does not have to concur with the first 
opinion. 

Surgery performed after the second opinion will be reimbursed at 80% for covered 
charges for the surgeon, assistant surgeon, and anesthesia. Without the second 
opinion, the surgery will be reimbursed at 50% for in-patient or out-patient 
professional services after the deductible. 

Second surgical opinions are required for the following procedures: 

- spinal surgery - tonsillectomy and 

adenoidectomy 

- gastrectomy - hernia repair (including 

hiatal hernia) 

- gall bladder - hemorrhoidectomy 
surgery - prostatectomy 

- coronary artery - hysterectomy 
bypass - varicose vein surgery 

- knee surgery - cataract surgery 

- nasal surgery - joint replacement 

- foot surgery - breast surgery 

(other than biopsy) 

4. Pre-admission Testing: Medically necessary testing done as an out-patient in the 
hospital within 72 hours prior to having surgery performed in the same hospital 
will be reimbursed at 100% with no deductible. 

5. Outpatient Surgery: If surgery is performed in an ambulatory surgical center or 
the outpatient department of a hospital in lieu of being performed on an in-patient 
basis, then professional fees and facility charges will be reimbursed at 80%. The 
deductible is waived. 

6. Hospice care: Pre-certification is required prior to receiving hospice care benefits. 
There is a limit of 30 days per lifetime. 



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7. Home Health Care: Pre-certification is required. The limit is 50 visits per calendar 
year. 

8. Skilled Nursmg Facility: Pre-certification is required. Admission to the facility 
must take place within 72 hours of discharge from the hospital. limited to 50 
days per calendar year. 

9. Private Duty Nursing (LPN/RN): When medically necessary. The limit is 15 
shifts per admission with a calendar year maximum of $10,000. 

10. The maximum annual benefit payable for chiropractic services is $1,000 yearly 
unless the treatment is prescribed by a medical doctor. ^ 

m. DENTAL CARE PROGRAM 

A. Coverages and benefits are as follows: 

Endorsement A - Oral Surgery 80% 

Endorsement B - Diagnostic & Preventive 80% 

Endorsement C - Simple Restorative 80% 

Endorsement D - Periodontics 80% 

Endorsement E - Complex Restorative 50% 

Endorsement F - Prosthodontics 50% 

Endorsement G - Orthodontics 50% 

(G - limited up to 19 years of age) 

(G - limited to $1,000 lifetime) 

B. The Individual dental deductible per covered person per calendar year is $50.00. There 
is no deductible for Type A expense. 

C. The maximum coverage is $1,000 during each calendar year for each person. 

D. Waiting Period: A participant will be eligible for benefits for pre-existing conditions 
only after three months from the effective date of coverage except for Endorsement 
B (Diagnostic & Preventive). 

IV. CURRENT PREMIUMS 

A. Medical and Hospital plus Dental 

Classification 

Participant - single coverage 
Participant - family coverage 
Surviving Spouse (under 65) -single 
Surviving Spouse (under 65) - family 



Annually 


Monthly 


$1,920.00 


$160.00 


$5,112.00 


$426.00 


$1,920.00 


$160.00 


$5,112.00 


$426.00 



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B. Payment of Premiums 

1. The Conference Board of Pensions will pay 1/2 of the Medical and Health Care 
insurance premium for a surviving spouse, and dependents, under age 65. 

2. It is recommended that 1/2 the Medical and Health Care premium be paid by the 
local church, agency, or institution being served by a minister in an effective 
relationship, and that the minister pay the remaining 1/2 premium. 

3. The local church, agency, or institution may pay the full premium as a tax benefit 
for the minister or employee. 

4. Remittances shall be sent monthly, IN ADVANCE, to the Conference Office of 
Financial Affairs, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720. Use the 
Conference Remittance Report Forms and report premium payments on line 5914. 
Checks should be made payable to Louisiana Aimual Conference. 

V. MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT 

A. Retired persons over 65 must be enrolled in Medicare/Medicaid (as applicable) to 
participate. 

B. The General Board of Pensions is authorized to withhold from annuity checks the 
monthly premium for those enrolled Ln this program. All shall be enrolled unless they 
submit a written request not to participate. Written evidence of having other adequate 
medical and health care insurance programs will be required. 

C. A summary of Medicare Supplement coverage: 

1. The first $628 of eligible hospital charges not paid by medicare. 

2. The $130 per day co-insurance from the 61st through the 90th day. 

3. The $260 per day co-payment of the "Lifetime Reserve" for the 60 additional days 
whenever these days are approved by Medicare. 

4. The (PART A) hospital benefits after the 150 Medicare days are used up. This 
coverage will pay 90% of the eligible PART A Medicare expenses, for up to 365 
additional days. (Acute care only). 

5. The $65 co-insurance per day from the 21st through the 100th day in 
Post-Hospital Skilled Nursing Facilities. 

6. Up to the $100 deductible on the PART B benefits not paid by Medicare. 

7. The 20% PART B co-insurance up to a calendar year maximum of $5,000. 



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D. Limitations and Exclusions: 



1. Benefits will not be provided for charges covered by or available under the 
provision of Medicare. 

2. Charges for routine dental care, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, hearing aids or for 
nursing care are not covered. 

E. It is recommended that you retain a copy of all claims and bills for your personal 
records. 

F. Current premiums for Medicare Supplement and the Prescription Drug Program as of 
January 1, 1991 are as follows: 



Classification 


Annual 


Monthly 


Minister or Retired Employee 


$840 


$70 


Spouse of Minister or 






Retired Employee 


$840 


$70 


Surviving Spouse 


$840 


$70 



VI. PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM 

This is administered by The Conference Board of Pensions for persons over 65 who are 
retired and enrolled in the Louisiana Conference Self-funded Medicare Supplement plan. 

A. The Conference Board of Pensions will pay 80% of prescription drugs (self 
administered) after a $100 annual deductible per person. 

B. Prescription drug claims are to be mailed to The Conference Office of Financial 
Affairs, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5720. Send a copy of the 
bill from the drug store with your individual name and RX number on the bill (a drug 
store computer printout, signed by your pharmacist is acceptable). Cash register 
receipts or cancelled checks are not acceptable as prescription drug claims. 

Vn. CANCELLATION OF BENEFITS 

A. If a participant in any of the Conference insurance programs becomes three (3) months 
in arrears on payment of premiums, his/her coverage will be discontinued. 

B. Reinstatement will not be permitted for one full year. Payment of the amount in 
arrears plus one month payment in advance must be remitted before reinstatement. 

C. Participants who have been discontinued for non-payment may not be reinstated 
without the approval of the Executive Committee of the Conference Board of 
Pensions. The filing of a current medical report will be required. A participant should 
be aware that such a report might deprive him/her of coverage for certain existing 
ailments, or may even make him/her ineligible for reinstatement. 



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Vm. REPORTING CLAIMS: 

Claims are to be sent to Employee Benefit Services, Inc., P. O. Box 51005, Shreveport, 
LA 71135-1005. Only one complete claim form per family member per year is 
necessary; any additional claims only need a note indicating the employee's name, 
employees social security number and group number 1108. DO NOT SEND CLAIMS 
TO THE CONFERENCE OFFICE. 

All claims must be sent to Employee Benefit Services within 90 days of the end of the 
calendar year in which the expense was incurred or they will be invalidated. 

IX. It is recommended that persons serving appointments beyond the age of 65 retain regular 
coverage as primary carrier with Medicare secondary until retirement. 

X. For further information regarding benefits and claims, please contact Jamie Chavanne at 
the Conference Office of Financial Affairs at (504) 346-1646. 



Report No. Ill 

I. Grants 

A. Recommend that grants for dependents be continued to: Robert Ezell, Beulah Irving, 
and Larry Leon Scott. 

B. Recommend that a special grant be paid June 1, 1991 - May 31, 1992 from 
Conference pension fund to made to: 

1. Elias W. Sandel in the amount equal to nineteen (19) years annuity credit at the rate 
of the year of his withdrawal (1970) for service within the Conference. 

2. Nicholas D. Pearce in the amount equal to ten (10) years annuity credit at the rate of 
the year of his withdrawal (1968) for service within the Conference. 

3. Mrs. Marion Willis in an amount based on 12.5 years of service of Rev. Willie Henry 
Willis, times the 1989 annuity rate for a surviving spouse. 

4. Mrs. Rosa S. Sensintaffar for the years September 1, 1932 to June 26, 1942 in an 
amount based on ten (10) years of service of Rev. James Claire Senintaffar times the 
1987 annuity rate for a surviving spouse. 

5. Mrs. Jewell B. Bonds in an amount equal to 75% of the 1968 annuity rate for the 
service of Rev. John C. Bonds, Sr., covering the period June 2, 1961 -June 6, 1968. 

6. Rev. James F. Stone in an amount based on ten and one half (10 1/2) years annuity 
credit at the 1968 rate. 

7. Rev. John C. Roussseaux, Jr., in an amount based on eight (8) years annuity credit at 
the 1969 rate. 



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8. Rev. Robert F. DeBusk, Jr. in an amount based on six and one forth (6 1/4) years 
annuity credit at the 1987 rate. 

n. Years of Service 

No recommendation to be made 

m. Resolution Relating to Rental/Housing Allowances for Retired or Disabled Ministers 
of this Conference. 

WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church has and 
functions through Ministers of the Gospel who are duly ordained or licensed; and 

WHEREAS, the practice of The United Methodist Church is to provide a parsonage or a 
rental allowance as part of the gross compensation for each of its active ordained or licensed j 
ministers; and 

WHEREAS, pensions paid to retired ordained or licensed ministers of The United 
Methodist Church are considered as deferred compensation and are paid to said retired 
ordained or licensed ministers in consideration of previous active service and disability benefits 
are considered payments in lieu of compensation for active service; and 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized that the Louisiana Annual 
Conference is the appropriate organization to designate a housing/rental allowance for retired 
ordained or licensed ministers who are members of this Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the disabled minister has the same legal relationship to an Annual Conference 
as does the retired minister and, thus, this Annual Conference is also the appropriate 
organization to designate a housing/rental allowance for a disabled ordained or licensed 
minister who is a member of this Conference; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 

A. An amount equal to 100% of the pension payments received by a retired minister, or 
100% of the disability benefit payrtients received by a disabled minister during the current year 
be, and is hereby designated as a rental/housing allowance respectively for each retired or 
disabled ordained or licensed minister of The United Methodist Church who is or was a 
member of the Louisiana Annual Conference at the time of his or her retirement or disability; 

B. The pension or disability payment to which this rental/housing allowance applies shall be 
the pension or disability payment resulting from all service of such retired or disabled ordained 
or licensed minister from all employment by any local church, Annual Conference, General 
Agency, or institution of The United Methodist Church, or from any other employer who 
employed the minister to perform services related to the ministry and who elected to make 
contributions to the pension or benefit funds of The United Methodist Church for such retired 
minister's pension or disabled minister's benefits. 

NOTE: The rental/housing allowance which may be excluded from a minister's gross income 
is limited to the lesser of (1) the amount of the rental/housing allowance designated by the 
minister's employer or other appropriate body, (2) the amount actually expended by the 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 357 

minister to provide his or her housing or (3) the legally-determined fair rental value of the 
parsonage or other housing provided. As specified in Rev. Rul. 71-280, 1971 C.B.92, "the 
only amount that will qualify for exclusion under section 107(2) of the Code as a 'rental 
allowance' is an amount equal to the fair rental value of the home, including furnishings and 
appurtenances such as a garage, plus the cost of utilities. Beginning in 1984, there is no 
longer a sick pay or disability income exclusion available with respect to disability benefit 
payments. Therefore, the full amount of disability benefit payments will be taxable income 
to the recipient beginning in 1984." 

rv. Investments 

A. Recommend the continued supervision of investment of Pension Crusade funds by the 
Investment Committee of The United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana with the Chairperson 
of the Board and the Executive Director of the Board serving as ex-officio members of the 
committee. 

V. Other Matters 

A. The benefits listed in this report relating to MRPF, MPP, and CPP, are a summary of 
the programs in which this Conference participates through the General Board of Pensions, and 
all claims are subject to the detailed programs and interpretations of The General Board. 

B. The Conference Board of Pensions will reimburse (upon receipt of voucher) the 
necessary moving expenses incurred by ministers when they retire, up to a maximum of $1,500 
and the moving expenses of surviving annuitant(s) of a minister who dies while in an effective, 
associate or probationary relationship, and of a full-time Lay Pastor under appointment. 

C. The Board of Pensions is pleased to provide housing on the Centenary Campus for 
retirees and their spouses or widows who wish to attend Annual Conference. We recommend 
that reservation requests be submitted to Centenary NO LATER THAN April 1. The Board 
is not responsible for any other housing arrangement. Meals will also be provided by the 
Board in the Centenary Cafeteria. 

D. Retirees who are concerned about late pension checks should not contact the General 
Board before the 10th of the month. 

E. Information about personal pension accounts may be obtained by calling the General 
Board of Pensions at 1-800-356-4950. 

F. The representative for the Louisiana Conference with the General Board of Pensions 
is Ms. Carole Chaloner, 1200 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201, 1-800-356-4950. 

G. Subscriptions to the LOUISIANA UNITED METHODIST REPORTER will be 
provided all retkees and surviving spouses by the Conference Board of Pensions. 

H. In cooperation with the Board of Ordamed Ministry the Conference Board of Pensions 
sponsored a Pre-Retirement Seminar April 16-17, 1991, at Tall Timbers, Woodworth, 
Louisiana. Resource persons included Carole Chaloner, General Board of Pensions, Dr. J.J. 
Caraway, and Dr. Ron Pryor, Pineville, LA. 



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Board of Pensions 

Report No. IV 

Statement of Assets - 1990 



Conference Operating Accounts* 

UMF - Premium Trust Fund 

UMF - Ava Morton Alford Fund 

UMF - Carrollton UMC Fund 

UMF - Daisie Garber Fund II 

UMF - B. Paxton Fund 

General Board of Pensions - Superannuate Fund 



*Inciudes Nell Stripe Endowment Fund of $200,000.00 



Balance 12/31/90 

1,587,892.33 

7,259,189.95 

11,014.71 

18,350.02 

8,092.21 

6,728.65 

6 5,2 36 .84 

8,956,504.71 



Note: The Conference Board of Pensions received $341,043.10 from the Woolworth 
Foundation in 1990. The latest audit shows the present value of the 
Foundation at $7,033,122.00. Income from the Foundation comes to the 
Board of Pensions. 



CONCLUSION: 

This Aimual Conference marks the completion of twelve years of effective leadership and 
faithful stewardship of Dr. J.J. Caraway as the Executive Secretary of the Conference 
Board of Pensions. The steady increase in benefits for retired clergy across this decade, 
the significant shift to a funded annuity program, the wise investment of pension funds, 
the effort to increase the benefits of health insurance while keeping costs from rising, the 
pastoral care of widows and widowers are but a few of the indications of an effective 
ministry which will bear fruit for decades to come. Our appreciation is expressed to Dr. 
James J. Caraway for a job well done. 



J. Phillip Woodland, 
Chairperson 

Grayson Watson, 
Vice Chairperson 

Terral T. Lowe, 
Secretary 



James J. Caraway, 
Executive Secretary 

Joe W. McClain 
Cabinet Liaison 



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359 



GENERAL BOARD OF PENSIONS OF THE 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
Payments To Annuitants & Beneficiaries Report 



Ministerial Members — Inside 

Annuity Disability 

Reserve & Min. Conference 

Service Benefit Deductions 

Adams, James L $ 3,088.74 $5,234.01 

Ailor, James William $ 8,970.96 $1,480.00- 

Alverson, Donice W. $ 8,606.28 $1,480.00- 

August, Wilbert C $ 8,733.84 

Avant Jr., Nathan T. $ 382.56 

Bailes, Homer V. $ 1,710.66 434.00- 

Baker, Arthur M $ 7,008.96 

Barham Sr., William Carl . . $ 8,824.09 $1,356.00- 

Barksdale, Edwin J $ 8,925.00 $1,480.00- 

Beck, Leo Lonnie $3,187.56 $ 740.00- 

Beird, Sherman Lee $ 893.62 

Bell, Clark Warren $ 6,183.84 $ 740.00- 

Berry, Edward Lee $ 9,307.56 

Boddie, Wyatt David $10,263.84 $1,480.00- 

Brown, Tillman A $ 3,665.65 $ 612.00- 

Burlew, George J $ 2,741.28 $1,480.00- 

Cain, Albert Jerome $12,176.28 $1,480.00- 

Calvin, Richard W $ 9,817.56 $ 740.00- 

Campbell, Fred William .... $ 2,550.00 

Carruth, Angus Lee $ 5,243.49 

Carter, Eddie $ 5,610.00 $1,480.00- 

Carter, Robert C $ 7,522.56 $ 740.00- 

Carter, Robert Earl $ 9,498.84 $1,480.00- 

Casey, John Hamilton $ 5,036.28 $1,480.00- 

Chambers, Curtis A $ 124.00- 

Christie, James E $ 8,478.84 

Christopher Sr., Olden $ 8,542.56 $1,480.00- 

Clark, Clyde S $ 4,590.00 $1,480.00- 

Coles, Rupert D $ 4,202.24 $ 434.00- 

Collins, Albert A $10,582.56 $ 740.00- 

Conerly, Abe M $ 7,864.68 $1,480.00- 

Cooke, Jack $10,263.84 $1,480.00- 

Cooke, R. Leonard $ 9,243.84 $ 798.00- 

Corie, Finas Pleasant $ 6,247.56 $1,480.00- 

Corley, John David $ 4,797.60 $4,655.30- 

Corley, Marvin H $ 7,777.56 $2,450.00- 

Crammer, Heaton B $ 8,287.56 $1,480.00- 

Crichlow, Robert B $10,008.84 $2,220.00- 

Crofoot, Raymond M $4,983.16 $ 620.00- 

Cupples Jr., J.T. $ 536.52 

Dampier, Samuel Burl $ 8,542.56 $1,480.00- 

Davidson, James S $ 3,952.56 

Dawson Jr., Dana $ 9,945.00 $1,480.00- 

Dean Jr., Garland C $9,180.00 $1,480.00- 

Deen, Daniel Ray $6,821.28 $ 740.00- 

Delaughter, Raymond P. . . . . $10,493.81 



Other 
Payments Total 

$8,322.75 
$7,490.96 
$7,126.28 
$8,733.84 
$ 382.56 
$1,276.66 
$7,008.96 
$7,468.09 
$7,445.00 
$2,447.56 
$ 893.62 
$5,443.84 
$9,307.56 
$8,783.84 
$3,053.65 
$1,261.28 

$10,696.28 
$9,077.56 
$2,550.00 
$5,243.49 
$4,130.00 
$6,782.56 
$8,018.84 
$3,556.28 
$ 124.00- 
$8,478.84 
$7,062.56 
$3,110.00 
$3,768.24 
$9,842.56 
$6,384.68 
$8,783.84 
$8,445.84 
$4,767.56 
$ 142.30 
$5,327.56 
$6,807.56 
$7,788.84 
$4,363.16 
$ 536.52 
$7,062.56 
$3,952.56 
$8,465.00 
$7,700.00 
$6,081.28 

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Durham, Floyd M $ 6,247.56 $6,247.56 

Dykes Jr., David Leroy $ 8,096.28 $8,096.28 

Edwards, Oakley E $ 2,013.60 $2,013.60 

Emanuel, Samuel Percy ... . $8,542.56 $1,480.00- $7,062.56 

Ennis, Ameal Dallas $ 7,063.56 $1,480.00- $5,583.56 

Evans, James Oliver $ 5,915.52 $5,915.52 

Felder, Martin David $10,200.00 $1,480.00- $8,720.00 

Finnin Sr., William Martin . $4,908.75 $1,356.00- $3,552.75 

Flowers, Ira W. $ 871.25 $ 116.00- $ 755.25 

Flurry, Fred S $10,327.56 $1,480.00- $8,847.56 

Fulkerson, Maurice D $ 1,530.00 $1,530.00 

Galloway, Benedict A $10,327.56 $1,480.00- $8,847.56 

Grant, Robert Roy $ 8,287.56 $1,480.00- $6,807.56 

Grove Jr., Daniel McKinley . $10,416.44 $10,416.44 

Hall Jr., William T. $ 4,534.08 $4,534.08 

Hall, Blackmon L $4,876.92 $1,108.00- $3,768.92 

Harbuck, George W $ 9,435.00 $1,480.00- $7,955.00 

Harper, Jolly B $11,092.56 $1,480.00- $9,612.56 

Harrington, Robert R $ 6,948.84 $2,286.00- $4,662.84 

Harry, Richard Henry $6,334.80 $ 126.00- $6,208.80 

Haynes Jr., Leonard L $ 4, 1 1 1 .92 $4, 1 1 1 .92 

Henkel, Claude Ed $ 6,440.76 $4,542.00- $1,898.76 

Hodges, James Ezra $ 4,845.00 $1,480.00- $3,365.00 

Holley, Bonnie Ruth $ 4,335.00 $ 740.00- $3,595.00 

Hood, Boyd $ 1,361.04 $1,361.04 

Howell, Halleys Comet $ 340.00 $ 116.00- $ 224.00 

Hurley, Albert S $ 8,032.56 $1,480.00- $6,552.56 

Irving, Sidney Earl $10,493.81 $10,493.81 

Jennings, Lee Calley $ 6,885.00 $6,885.00 

Kimble, Eldridge Eugene ... $ 1,055.04 $1,055.04 

King, Thomas Frederick .... $ 4,675.00 $4,675.00 

Koelemay, John B $ 9,562.56 $1,480.00- $8,082.56 

Krumnow, Clarence Benny . . $11,857.56 $ 740.00- $11,117.56 

Lafayette, Willie R $ 5,737.56 $5,737.56 

Lancaster, Thomas M $8,160.00 $ 740.00- $7,420.00 

Lawton, Alton Clinton $ 4,207.56 $4,207.56 

Longfellow, Harold W. $ 1,948.62 $1,948.62 

Lueg Sr., Carl R $12,112.56 $1,422.00- $10,690.56 

Lyons, Denver Dale $10,416.44 $10,416.44 

Malone, I. Elmer $ 4,207.56 $1,480.00- $2,727.56 

Marcussen, Helen G $ 892.56 $ 740.00- $ 152.56 

Martin, B. Joseph $3,315.00 $3,315.00 

Matthews Jr., James W. . . . . $ 9,307.56 $1,480.00- $7,827.56 

Mayo, William R $ 9,180.00 $1,480.00- $7,700.00 

McCutcheon, William M. . . $ 3,485.72 $3,485.72 

McElroy, Tklmadge E $11,347.56 $1,480.00- $9,867.56 

McGuire, Douglas L $ 9,562.56 $9,562.56 

McKeithen, J.R $10,072.56 $ 744.00- $9,328.56 

Mead, Frederick A $7,395.00 $1,480.00- $5,915.00 

Merrill, Merlin Walter $8,988.84 $1,480.00- $7,508.84 

Messer, Glendon R $ 6,550.38 $1,108.00- $5,442.38 

Miller, Robert Reece $ 8,542.56 $ 740.00- $7,802.56 

Mims, Cecil Cade $ 6,684.00 $ 860.00- $5,824.00 

Moore, C.L $ 3,697.56 $3,697.56 

Morris, Virgil Dixon $11,092.56 $1,480.00- $9,612.56 



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Mouser, Roy E $ 8,542.56 

Murray, Robert Shelvy $ 7,436.25 

Nance, Lester Nelson $ 901.34 

Oldham, John R $ 1,083.84 

Patton Jr., Isaac A $ 7,174.32 $2,450.00- 

Pearce Jr., George F. $11,092.56 $1,480.00- 

Perry, Nathaniel P. $ 6,120.00 

Peyton, Robert L $ 7,203.84 $ 740.00- 

Pickens, Edward Otto $ 1,640.34 

Pickett St., Henry E $ 2,868.84 

Pinkard, Collins D $ 7,841.28 $ 740.00- 

Quaid, Cleburne W. $ 9,371.28 $1,480.00- 

Reid, William Jackson $ 6,056.28 $1,480.00- 

Risinger, Donald M $ 9,307.56 $ 740.00- 

Roberts, Houston Carlisle . . $10,493.81 

Robertson, Minns S $11,156.28 $2,450.00- 

Robinson, Joe H $ 5,610.00 $ 740.00- 

Sayes, John $6,757.56 $1,480.00- 

Schwendimann, Fred W. . . . . $ 6,183.84 $1,480.00- 

Sewell, John Henry $9,183.36 $ 58.00- 

Shaw, William B $ 9,945.00 $1,480.00- 

Sherman Jr., George H $ 5,482.56 $2,204.00- 

Shirley, Fred Oswald $ 7,562.52 $1,480.00- 

Sibley, Lonnie Melvin $ 5,928.84 $ 740.00- 

Sirman, William Vincent ... $ 7,395.00 $2,450.00- 

Skinner, James Claud $ 4,574.04 $4,542.00- 

Sloane, Bentley R $ 9,052.56 $1,480.00- 

Small, Ceasar D $ 6,980.67 $ 554.00- 

Smith, Herbert Austin $ 2,422.56 

Smith, James A $ 7,650.00 $1,480.00- 

Squyres, Rex $10,327.56 $1,046.00- 

Stegall, William G $ 4,335.00 $ 922.00- 

Stokes Jr., William M $ 5,834.76 

Stout, Ned L $ 9,753.84 $1,480.00- 

Stovall, James L $ 9,753.84 

Streams Jr., Louis L $ 1,115.64 $ 364.00- 

Tatum, Eskel L $ 2,470.32 $ 364.00- 

Taylor, A. Garfield $10,327.56 $1,480.00- 

Taylor, Robert Spencer $10,582.56 $1,480.00- 

Thomas, Edward Roscoe ... $ 8,542.56 $1,480.00- 

Tohhne, Daniel W. $10,622.76 $ 740.00- 

Tooke, Karl B $ 7,267.56 $1,480.00- 

Transpers, Roger J $ 6,628.44 

Trickett, James Albert $ 2,611.80 $1,488.00- 

Walker Sr., Samuel Weaver. . $ 8,223.84 $1,710.00- 

Wallace, Jefferson C $ 4,080.00 

Walton, Richard E $10,837.56 $1,480.00- 

Wendt, W.R $7,203.84 $ 740.00- 

Wesley, Marshall $ 6,502.56 $1,480.00- 

Wilkes, James M $ 5,482.56 $1,480.00- 

WiUiams, Nathaniel P. $ 7,777.56 

Williamson, Harvey G $ 4,685.66 $ 868.00- 

Wilson, James William $ 8,925.00 $2,472.00- 

Wilson, Lee Gray $ 6,630.00 $ 1 ,480.00 - 

Wineinger, Donald E $10,263.84 $1,480.00- 

Inside — Total $994,129.49 $69,072.42 $146,149.30- 



$8,542.56 
$7,436.25 
$ 901.34 
$1,083.84 
$4,724.32 
$9,612.56 
$6,120.00 
$6,463.84 
$1,640.34 
$2,868.84 
$7,101.28 
$7,891.28 
$4,576.28 
$8,567.56 
$10,493.81 
$8,706.28 
$4,870.00 
$5,277.56 
$4,703.84 
$9,125.36 
$8,465.00 
$3,278.56 
$6,082.52 
$5,188.84 
$4,945.00 
$ 32.04 
$7,572.56 
$6,426.67 
$2,422.56 
$6,170.00 
$9,281.56 
$3,413.00 
$5,834.76 
$8,273.84 
$9,753.84 
$ 751.64 
$2,106.32 
$8,847.56 
$9,102.56 
$7,062.56 
$9,882.76 
$5,787.56 
$6,628.44 
$1,123.80 
$6,513.84 
$4,080.00 
$9,357.56 
$6,463.84 
$5,022.56 
$4,002.56 
$7,777.56 
$3,817.66 
$6,453.00 
$5,150.00 
$8,783.84 
$917,052.61 



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Ministerial Members — Elsewhere 

Allen Jr., Estill F. $1,530.00 $1,530.00 

Bailey, Clifton Marvin $ 1,226.64 $1,226.64 

Bayliss, John Andrew $ 2,231.28 $2,231.28 

Beadle, Marvin Wallace .... $ 3,060.00 $3,060.00 

Bell, John Dixon $1,393.20 $1,393.20 

Broadus, Lars L $ 3,060.00 $3,060.00 

Byrd, William Otto $ 3,888.84 $3,888.84 

Cavanaugh, Albert B $ 3,430.08 $3,430.08 

Clayton Sr., Robert L $ 642.48 $ 642.48 

Cook, Easter Fern $ 765.00 $ 765.00 

Corrigan, W. Raymond .... $ 765.00 $ 765.00 

Crandall Sr., Claude H $ 85.00 $ 85.00 

Davis Jr., CHfford Elder .... $ 1,785.00 $1,785.00 

Debusk Jr., Robert F $ 703.14 $ 703.14 

Faulk, Clayborne W. $ 1,020.00 $1,020.00 

Fleming, Neal Bond $ 701.28 $ 7] 1.28 

Garlington, J. Ezell $ 297.50 $ 297.50 

Gilmore, Arthur L $ 765.00 $ 765.00 

Grant Sr., Edwin H $ 1,020.00 $1,020.00 

Hammontree, Gerald D $ 191.28 $ 191.28 

Hardy, C. Reginald $ 2,295.00 $2,295.00 

Harris, Edward W. $ 2,295.00 $2,295.00 

Haskell, William Allen $ 2,056.80 $2,056.80 

Haynes Sr., Leonard L $ 1,402.56 $1,402.56 

Heckard, Floyd L $ 185.28 $ 185.28 

Hill, Robert Delano $ 2,422.56 $2,422.56 

Hockenhull, Marvin H $ 2,295.00 $2,295.00 

Holder Jr., James H $ 510.00 $ 510.00 

Holt, Lloyd Edward $ 520.66 $ 520.66 

Howard Jr., Tillman J $ 977.52 $ 977.52 

Ivey, George F $ 1,657.56 $1,657.56 

Jackson, Douglas E $ 2,231.28 $2,231.28 

Jernigan, Allen Orman $ 2,677.56 $2,677.56 

Lee, Lawson Gerald $ 892.56 $ 892.56 

Love, Joe B $1,530.00 $1,530.00 

Miller, John James $ 318.84 $ 318.84 

Morgan, John Baber $ 2,996.28 $2,996.28 

Nader, Sam $ 4,536.91 $4,536.91 

Nease Jr., Leander Richard . $ 4,250.00 $4,250.00 

Nesmith, Sam Winston $ 318.84 $ 318.84 

O'Connor, Donald R $ 191.28 $ 191.28 

Pearce, Myron Chester $ 510.00 $ 510.00 

Philbrook, Leroy E $ 721.08 $ 721.08 

Pierson, Raymond Elvin $ 2,677.56 $2,677.56 

Preston Jr., Norman George $ 637.56 $ 637.56 

Reaves, James Edward $ 701.28 $ 701.28 

Roberts Jr., Quitman C $ 1,850.40 $1,850.40 

Roe, Lyle B $ 765.00 $ 765.00 

Rother, Charles C $ 431.04 $ 431.04 

Rouse, Lamont Chesteen .. . $1,324.68 $ 19.18- $1,305.50 

Sanford, Hugh M $ 510.00 $ 510.00 

Selfridge, Philip R $1,575.00 $1,575.00 

Taylor, Kenneth Vernon ... . $ 510.00 $ 510.00 

Thompson Jr., Leslie Paul . . $ 472.71 $ 472.71 



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Tbcker Jr., Frank C $ 1,611. Sd 

Tlicker, Lewis Edwin $ 382.56 

Tlinis, Joseph Kemp $ 1,147.56 

Tlirner, James Leon $ 1,147.56 

Walker, Robert M $ 1 ,21 1 .28 

Whitaker, James C $ 6,502.56 

Zirkel Jr., Clifford H $ 1,147.56 

Elsewhere — Total $91 ,322.02 

Ministerial Members Total . . $1,085,451.51 



$ 19.18- $ 703.14 
$69,072.42 $146,168.48- $ 703.14 



$2,677.56 
$ 382.56 
$1,147.56 
$1,147.56 
$1,211.28 
$6,502.56 
$1,147.56 
$92,005.98 
$1,009,058.59 



Surviving 

Akin, Fredna R $ 1,530.00 

(Reeves Sr., A.R.) 

Alfred, Billie J $ 4,111.92 

Andrews, Josephine $ 5,737.56 

Arnold, Sue Weaver $ 5,450.64 

Barabin, Charlsie B $ 765.00 

Barabin, Helen $ 5,259.48 

Barham, Annie Marie $ 601.69 

Beasley, Carrie W. $ 5,833.20 

Bentley, Myrtis W $ 558.91 

Bevill, Rita Pearl $ 4,111.92 

Bibbons, Emma Pearl $ 6,885.00 

Blakely, Faye Tlirner $ 5,163.84 

Bond, Marie G $ 7,506.60 

Bowie, Evalia $ 5,833.20 

Branch, Mary C $ 6,215.64 

Branton, Doris A $ 6,598.20 

Brown, Gladys $ 3,849.30 

Brown, Glory Johnson $ 286.92 

Butler, Leona H $ 5,546.28 

Cain, Adona P. $ 7,171.92 

Caldwell, Eliza E $ 5,211.60 

Calvin, Teresa A.B $ 9,275.64 

Campbell, Ruth C $ 7,363.20 

(Lagrange, George A.) 

Caraway, Minnie Y. $ 4,876.92 

Carithers, Rosabelle $ 3,060.00 

Cassels, Mary $ 5,833.20 

Castain, Mae Etta $ 6,359.16 

Coody, Claribell $ 7,745.64 

Corry, Gertrude $ 6,215.64 

Gotten, Delia $ 6,598.20 

Crotwell, Jimmy Lou $ 1,673.52 

Dameron, Estelle D $ 5,641.92 

Daniels, Susia J $ 3,538.20 

Davis, Betty L $ 4,972.56 

Douglas, Eleanor K $ 7,554.48 

Durbin, Annie S $ 6,263.52 

Emmerich, Katherine $ 6,024.48 

Evans, Allen Wayne $ 382.56 

Ezell, Mary Ellen $ 2,629.68 

Finnin, Hazel K $ 334.72 

Flowers, Agatha B $ 7,188.06 

FrankUn, Beulah $ 5,928.84 



Spouses — Inside 

$ 740.00- 



$ 860.04 
$4,554.36 



$3,541.78 



$2,271.00- 

$ 740.00- 

855.00- 

$2,271.00- 

$ 740.00- 

62.00- 

740.00- 

58.00- 

740.00- 

855.00- 

740.00- 

740.00- 

740.00- 



$ 740.00- 
$ 434.00- 

$ 740.00- 



$1,710.00- 



. 


$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 


$2,560.08 


$ 


855.00 




$ 


740.00 


$1,809.96 


$ 


740.00 




$ 


855.00 




$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 




$ 


740.00 


$4,674.99 






$2,100.60 


$1,480.00 




$ 


62.00 




$ 


682.00 


$ 217.20 


$ 


740.00 



$ 790.00 

$2,700.96 
$4,997.56 
$4,595.64 
$3,048.36 
$4,519.48 
$ 539.69 
$5,093.20 
$ 500.91 
$3,371.92 
$6,030.00 
$4,423.84 
$6,766.60 
$5,093.20 
$6,215.64 
$5,858.20 
$3,415.30 
$3,828.70 
$4,806.28 
$7,171.92 
$5,211.60 
$7,565.64 
$7,363.20 

$4,136.92 
$2,320.00 
$5,093.20 
$6,359.16 
$7,005.64 
$5,475.64 
$5,858.20 
$3,378.60 
$4,901.92 
$4,608.16 
$4,117.56 
$6,814.48 
$5,523.52 
$5,284.48 
$5,057.55 
$3,250.28 
$ 272.72 
$6,506.06 
$5,406.04 



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Franklin, Eunice $ 5,307.24 $5,307.24 

Fraser, Lottie Maye $ 6,741.60 $ 740.00- $6,001.60 

Fulton, Ella W. $1,912.56 $ 740.00- $1,172.56 

Garrett, Marguerite $ 5,191.44 $ 740.00- $4,451.44 

Giessen, Thelma $ 3,394.68 $3,394.68 

Gilbert, Ollie Mae $ 1,338.84 $3,986.52 $ 740.00- $4,585.36 

Goldman, Eva $ 3,087.19 $3,087.19 

Greene, Victoria $ 4,733.52 $4,733.52 

Hall, Lucy $1,219.32 $ 124.00- $1,095.32 

Harkins, Martha $ 6,502.56 $ 740.00- $5,762.56 

Harper, Lois $ 573.84 $ 740.00- $ 166.16- 

Harris, Cora V. $ 709.22 $ 58.00- $ 651.22 

Harris, Maude P. $ 8,367.24 $ 740.00- $7,627.24 

Haug, Hallie $ 7,936.92 $ 740.00- $7,196.92 

Haynes, Virginia $ 5,737.56 $ 740.00- $4,997.56 

Hearn, Alta F. $ 7,554.48 $ 740.00- $6,814.48 

Hine, Doris Fay $ 4,494.48 $ 855.00- $3,639.48 

Holladay, Bessie J $ 7,745.64 $ 740.00- $7,005.64 

Hollingsworth, Marjorie.... $1,243.20 $4,081.08 $ 855.00- $4,469.28 

Home, Mary H $ 2,103.84 $ 740.00- $1,363.84 

Howell, Doris L $ 7,171.92 $ 740.00- $6,431.92 

Howell, Jessie $ 2,040.24 $ 496.00- $1,544.24 

Irving, Virginia H $5,163.84 $ 193.92 $ 740.00- $4,617.76 

Jackson, Portia Nerissa ... . $1,912.56 $ 740.00- $1,172.56 

Jamieson, Norma $ 6,550.32 $ 855.00- $5,695.32 

Johns, Persis M $ 6,359.16 $ 740.00- $5,619.16 

Kilpatrick, Sidney C $ 6,072.24 $6,072.24 

King, MadiceN $2,438.52 $ 505.08 $2,271.00- $ 672.60 

Knox, Tkmar Ann $1,613.70 $ 306.00- $1,307.70 

Lankford, Dorothy J $ 3,825.00 $ 740.00- $3,085.00 

Lee, Elva June $ 5,259.48 $ 740.00- $4,519.48 

Lee, Orpha C $ 2,820.96 $ 740.00- $2,080.96 

Lester, Emma R $ 4,494.48 $1,106.40 $ 740.00- $4,860.88 

London, Snowdry $ 6,550.32 $ 850.00- $5,700.32 

London, Susie Y. $ 7,697.88 $ 740.00- $6,957.88 

Lynch, Josie S $ 8,319.48 $ 740.00- $7,579.48 

Martin, Bobbie B $ 4,389.36 ' $4,389.36 

McCammon, Janelle $4,781.28 $ 740.00- $4,041.28 

McCann, Priscilla J $ 4;685.64 $ 740.00- $3,945.64 

McCoy, Clara T. $4,303.17 $ 554.00- $3,749.17 

McCrory, Helen Tinsley ... . $8,128.20 $ 740.00- $7,388.20 

McDowell, Pauline $5,833.20 $ 41.04 $ 740.00- $5,134.24 

McKay, Pearl B $4,111.92 $ 740.00- $3,371.92 

McKnight, Mary D $ 8,128.20 $ 740.00- $7,388.20 

McManus, Catherine Jones . $1,283.03 $1,283.03 
(Jones, James S.) 

Messer, MaryE $1,637.70 $ 186.00- $1,451.70 

Midyett, Willie $ 7,936.92 $ 740.00- $7,196.92 

Milem, Alma $3,346.92 $ 347.44 $ 740.00- $2,954.36 

Milton, Mamie E $ 6,980.64 $ 740.00- $6,240.64 

Mitchell, Almatine M $ 2,534.16 $2,534.16 

Moore, Lillie $ 2,677.56 $2,677.56 

Nance, Elizabeth Ann Hurt . $ 1,469.48 $1,469.48 

Norris, Adele T. $ 4,590.00 $1,047.12 $ 740.00- $4,897.12 

Norris, Margaret $ 4,350.96 $1,195.32 $ 855.00- $4,691.28 



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Olson, Blanche C $ 5,21 1 .60 661 .56 

(Booth, Luther L.) 

Perrott, Hughlene S $ 2,199.48 $1,717.93 $ 998.00- 

Peyton, Susan J $1,530.00 $3,797.28 $1,135.50- 

Pomeroy, Juanita $ 1,864.68 

Pomeroy, Lillie Mae $ 8,175.96 $ 740.00- 

Poole, Trudy Wood $ 8,701.92 $ 855.00- 

Reed, Irene $ 7,458.84 $ 368.00- 

Rorie, Amy G $1,530.00 $ 740.00- 

Rorie, Nancy Lee $ 6,550.32 $ 740.00- 

Roshaven, Ruth $ 1,721.28 

(Ovenshire, Lewis F.) 

Salter, Neva Clarice $ 6,024.48 

(Brown, Alfred) 

Scott, Barbara Ellen $3,872.88 $1,101.72 $ 855.00- 

Seegers, Georgine F. $ 7,554.48 $ 740.00- 

Seiler, Gloria $ 143.52 $5,169.36 $740.00- 

Sensintaffar, Rosa S $ 1,912.56 

Shearer, Glennie D $ 5,641.92 

Smith, Billie C $ 5,163.84 $ 740.00- 

Smith, Mattie Lee $ 7,602.24 $ 740.00- 

Smith, Myrtle L $ 3,729.48 

Spinks, Grace A $ 6,980.64 $ 740.00- 

St. Amant, Margaret T. . . . . $ 8,319.48 $ 740.00- 

Stage, Janelle $ 4,719.96 $ 740.00- 

Staples, Myrtle T. $ 6,789.48 $ 740.00- 

Stapleton, Esther C $ 765.00 $ 740.00- 

Stewart, Florence $ 3,060.00 

Streams, Cynthia T. $ 2,510.46 $ 588.00- 

Strozier, Elaine W. $ 3,141.84 $ 682.00- 

Sweat, Ruby L $ 669.48 $4,648.92 

Tatum, Marcella Wilson .... $ 5,558.49 $ 558.00- 

Taylor, Berniece $ 6,406.92 

Timmons, Rhoda L $ 3,155.64 $ 740.00- 

Tisdale, Lilla H $ 613.62 

Townsend, Florine R $ 8,319.48 $ 740.00- 

Walker, Sunny B $ 2,677.56 $ 740.00- 

Wall, Shirley N $ 4,159.68 $1,313.88 

Wallace, Maude $ 2,964.48 $2,377.80 

Wardah, AlvaF $4,159.68 $ 740.00- 

Watson, Gracie P $5,211.60 $ 656.73 

Wethers, Bettye L $ 7,745.64 $ 740.00- 

White, Willie Mae $4,542.24 $1,076.76 $ 740.00- 

Williams, Edna York $8,415.00 $ 815.00- 

Williams, Eva J $3,299.16 $ 116.76 $ 740.00- 

York, Eloise K $ 4,781 .28 $ 740.00- 

Inside — Total $644,599.06 $55,461.63 $82,299.50- 

Surviving Spouses — Elsewhere 

Allen, Vivian L $ 988.16 

Bailey Ursa L $ 1,769.16 

Bailey Willie $ 717.24 

Barron, Flora M $ 382.56 

Beadle, Ruth M $ 765.00 

Behrens, Amanda Helen. ... $ 765.00 



$5,873.16 

$2,919.41 
$4,191.78 
$1,864.68 
$7,435.96 
$7,846.92 
$7,090.84 
$ 790.00 
$5,810.32 
$1,721.28 

$6,024.48 

$4,119.60 
$6,814.48 
$4,572.88 
$1,912.56 
$5,641.92 
$4,423.84 
$6,862.24 
$3,729.48 
$6,240.64 
$7,579.48 
$3,979.96 
$6,049.48 
$ 25.00 
$3,060.00 
$1,952.46 
$2,459.84 
$5,318.40 
$5,000.49 
$6,406.92 
$2,415.64 
$ 613.62 
$7,579.48 
$1,937.56 
$5,473.56 
$5,342.28 
$3,419.68 
$5,868.33 
$7,005.64 
$4,879.00 
$7,600.00 
$2,675.92 
$4,041.28 
$617,761.19 



$ 988.16 
$1,769.16 

$ 717.24 
S 382.56 
$ 765.00 
$ 765.00 



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Clegg, Lucille $ 91.88- 

Crandall, Daisy B $ 701 .47 

Crowe, Lucy-Avis $ 382.56 

Culpepper, Carolyn B $ 1,721.28 

Douglas, Josephine $ 239.16 

Dulany, La Vera J $ 1,721.28 

Echols, Frances E $ 382.56 

Faulk, Doris $ 1,530.00 

Frank, Gertrude $ 2,199.48 

Gammill, Nancy S $ 1,290.96 

Garhngton, Virginia Dare M. $ 159.60 

Hayes, Clara T. $ 573.84 

Hefley, Lucille $ 382.56 

Herrick, Dorothy L $ 573.84 

Hunter, Mary Frances $ 286.92 

Jackson, Gwendolyn A $ 573.84 

Matthews, Elsie I $ 2,295.00 

Meyers, June D $ 1,147.56 

Nease, Willard Ledbetter ... $ 637.56 

Perez, Jane $ 239.16 

Pickett, Agnes B $ 1,530.00 

Porter, Zona B $ 573.84 

Proctor, Virginia A $ 1,530.00 

Risinger, Hettie $ 143.52 

Roberts, Martha G $ 277.64 

Robinson, EHzabeth T. $ 765.00 

Scott, Inez T. $ 2,868.84 

Shumaker, Alma L $ 956.28 

Starnes, Clara E $ 430.32 

Stodghill, Jewell T. $ 765.00 

Stuckey, Louise A $ 1,243.20 

Thompson, Laura J $ 765.00 

Trice, Leora $ 5,259.48 

Trotter, Lena J $ 573.84 

Vanderpool, Evelyn $ 334.68 

Varner, Virginia $ 382.56 

Watts, Lillian $ 956.28 

White, Justina J $ 1,099.68 

Youngblood, Joan Weber ... $ 765.00 

Elsewhere — Total $43,554.03 

Surviving Spouses Total .... $688,153.09 



$55,461.63 $82,299.50- 



$ 91.88- 
$ 701.47 
$ 382.56 
$1,721.28 
$ 239.16 
$1,721.28 
$ 382.56 
$1,530.00 
$2,199.48 
$1,290.96 
$ 159.60 
573.84 
382.56 
573.84 
286.92 
573.84 
$2,295.00 
$1,147.56 
$ 637.56 
$ 239.16 
$1,530.00 
$ 573.84 
$1,530.00 
$ 143.52 
$ 277.64 
$ 765.00 
$2,868.84 
$ 956.28 
$ 430.32 
$ 765.00 
$1,243.20 
$ 765.00 
$5,259.48 
$ 573.84 
$ 334.68 
$ 382.56 
$ 956.28 
$1,099.68 
$ 765.00 
$43,554.03 
$661,315.22 



Alfred, Monique C 

Brown, Sharon 

Evans, Joshua Blake . . . 
Evans, Nathan Kirk . . . . 
Ezell, Robert Doyle . . . . 

Irving, Beulah 

King, John Christopher 

Peyton, Jonathan 

Scott, Larry 

Inside — Total 

ChUdren Total 



Children — Inside 

$2,818.98 
$2,591.22 
$2,610.57 
$2,610.57 



$2,636.37 
$2,649.27 

$15,916.98 
$15,916.98 



$ 740.00- 



$2,703.96 
$2,703.96 



$2,703.96 
$ 740.00- $8,111.88 
$ 740.00- $8,111.88 



$2,818.98 
$2,591.22 
$2,610.57 
$2,610.57 
$2,703.96 
$1,963.96 
$2,636.37 
$2,649.37 
$2,703.96 
$23,288.86 
$23,288.86 



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Local Pastors — Inside 



Anders Sn, George D $ 1,338.84 

Cansler, Hal P. $ 1,785.00 

Carithers, Rosabelle $ 2,805.00 

Cupples Jr., J.T. $ 89.42 

Eaker, Robert C $ 3,315.00 

Mayo, Seaman Alvin 

Myers, Allen E $ 1,147.50 

Paine, Marshall Comeaux .. $ 1,912.56 

Poledore, Joseph M $ 5,100.00 

Inside — Total $17,493.32 



$10,364.86 $2,271.00- 



$10,364.86 



$ 740.00- 
$3,011.00- 



$1,338.84 
$1,785.00 
$2,805.00 
$ 89.42 
$3,315.00 
$8,093.86 
$1,147.50 
$1,912.56 
$4,360.00 
$24,847.18 



Local Pastors — Elsewhere 

Walding, Lx)nnie Marsail ... $ 382.56 

Elsewhere — Total $ 382.56 

Local Pastors Total $17,875.88 $10,364.86 $3,011.00- 

Surviving Local Pastors' Spouses — Inside 

Alexander, Josephine $ 2,868.84 

Drake, Cecelia $1,338.84 $ 740.00- 

Hines, Rosahe $ 765.00 

Jordan, Yvonne H $ 2,008.20 $2,577.07 

Lockhart, Doshia $ 3,825.00 

Riley, Elizabeth $ 442.29 $ 890.19 $ 182.00- 

Sanfiel, Marta L $ 286.92 

Westbrook, Elvie D $ 3,729.48 $ 740.00- 

White, Ethel C $ 3,060.00 $2,279.76 

Young, Rosalie $ 361.48 $5,383.04 $ 798.00- 

Inside — Total $18,686.05 $11,130.06 $2,460.00- 

Surviving Local Pastors' Spouses — Elsewhere 

Bonds, Jewell B $ 1,338.84 $ 37.60- 

Bugh, Lavonia G $ 1,338.84 

(Sterrett, Sid) 

Elsewhere — Total $ 2,677.68 $ 37.60- 

Surv. LP Spouses Total .... $21,363.73 $11,130.06 $2,497.60- 



$ 382.56 

$ 382.56 

$25,229.74 



$2,868.84 
$ 598.84 
$ 765.00 
$4,585.27 
$3,825.00 
$1,150.48 
$ 286.92 
$2,989.48 
$5,339.76 
$4,946.52 
$27,356.11 



$1,301.24 
$1,338.84 

$2,640.08 
$29,996.19 



Local Pastors' Children — Inside 

Sanfiel, Francisco $2,636.37 $2,636.37 

Inside — Total $2,636.37 $2,636.37 

LP Children Total $2,636.37 $2,636.37 

Conference Inside Total .... $1,674,907.92 $164,582.32 $234,659.80 $8,111.88 $1,612,942.32 

Conference Elsewhere Total . $ 137,936.29 $ 56.78- $ 703.14 $ 138,582.65 

CONFERENCE TOTAL.... $1,812,844.21 $164,582.32 $234,716.58- $8,815.02 $1,751,524.97 



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COMMISSION ON EQUITABLE SALARIES 

I. Because of the overwhelming number of new applicants for Equitable Salary funds, we 
recommend the following changes in the Equitable Salary plan as outlined in the Pre- 
Conference Report. With these changes we will have enough to fund all grants for the rest 
of 1991 and all of 1992. 

We recommend that immediately following the 1991 session of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, the salary schedule outlined in paragraph A go into effect, and remain in effect 
through December 31, 1992. 

[Note: In order to have enough funds to cover salary grants for June, 1991 - December 
31, 1992, this plan involves reducing salaries and percentages listed in the Pre-Conference 
Report.] 



A. In this plan, a pastor's conference relationship sets the equitable compensation a pastor may 
receive as outlined: 

La. Conference 
Conferenc e Relationship Fqnitahle Compensation Average Compensation 

Full Connection $20,211 70% 

Probationary $19,056 66% 

Associate Members $17,900 62% 

Full-Time Local Pastors $16,458 57% 

B. Pastors receive an additional $100 for each year of service as a full-time pastor (in j 
addition to basic) up to a maximum of 10 years. 

C. Pastors receive an additional $200 a year for each church over one. 

D. No pastor receiving a grant when this legislation goes into effect shall receive less than 
currently granted. These rules shall apply to changes in appointment or new applications. 

E. Equitable Salaries pays MPP & CPP on its share of pastor's income. 

F. Equitable Salaries pays Continuing Education equal to the cost of Ministers' School at 
Centenary College. 

G. After 1992, the equitable compensation will be based on a percentage of the Louisiana 
Aimual Conference Average Compensation for the previous year: 75% for Full Connection; 
70% for Probationary Membership; 65% for Associate Members and 60% for Full Time- 
Local Pastors. 

H. The charge should contribute at least $10,000/year to the pastor's compensation. 

I. The charge should pay at least 1/2 of the Pastor's total compensation. 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 369 

J. Annual grants approved by the Commission shall be paid in monthly installments on the 
basis of available funds at the beginning of the calendar year. Appropriations shall be made 
on a pro-rata basis, in the event of insufficient funds. 

K. Each church/charge is encouraged to increase its ministerial support a minimum of 5% 
per year. 

L. A church/charge should pay in full all apportioned ministerial items (Pensions, Equitable 
Salary, Episcopal, District Superintendents Funds) and World Service and Conference 
Benevolences. 

M. A charge receivmg Equitable Salary Funds is encouraged to support the program of The 
United Methodist Church by conducting a Conference approved Stewardship Program. 

N. A pastor who is gainfully employed in any occupation other than the ministry shall not 
share in the equitable salary plan. 

O. District Superintendents must submit to the Commission on Equitable Salaries chairperson 
all applications from charges seeking assistance from the Equitable Salary Fund. These are 
to be sent after Charge Conference but no later than December 31, and for new appointments, 
as soon as possible, using application forms furnished by the Commission. 

P. All charges receiving Equitable Salary support are required to renew their application 
when receiving a change in appointment, and to notify the chairperson of the Commission on 
Equitable Salaries of any change in income. 

Q. Special consideration will be given in unique cases upon recommendation of the Cabinet 
and concurrence with the Executive Committee of the Commission on Equitable Salaries. 

R. Ministerial members appointed for less than full-time service as defined by the Rook of 
Discipline will be considered for participation in the Equitable Salary Fund upon 
recommendation of the Cabinet. 

II. REGARDING MOVING EXPENSES: Charges of 250 members or less which have 
frequent changes in pastors shall be eligible for assistance from the Conference with moving 
expenses on the following basis: 

A. If the pastor is moved after one year and the charge has not initiated the change, the 
Conference shall pay to the charge 1/2 of the actual moving expenses up to a maximum of 
$500. 

B. If the pastor is moved after two years and the charge has not initiated the Change, the 
Conference shall pay to the charge 1/2 of the actual moving expenses up to a maximum of 
$300. 

C. If the pastor is moved after three or more years no assistance shall be available to the 
charge. 

D. The pastor must be living on the charge in order for the charge to receive such assistance. 



370 1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

E. Verification of moving expenses shall be made by submitting a copy of the bill to the 
District Superintendent in whose district the charge is located. 

F. Requests for assistance shall be initiated by the charge, approved by the District 
Superintendent (in whose district the charge is), then submitted to the Chairperson of the 
Commission on Equitable Salaries. 

G. Special consideration will be given in unique cases by the Cabinet's recommendation, by 
the willingness of the District making the request to provide 50% of the requested amount, and 
concurrence with the Executive Committee of the Commission on Equitable Salaries. 

III. PASTORS ROTJTTART.F. SATARY OR ANTS 1991 - 92 
ACADTANA DISTRICT 



Albert Holland 


5,385 


Carl Johnson 


1,405 


Donald MacDonald 


5,596 


Fulton Raymond 


5,194 


Robert Walmsley 


2,045.80 


AIFXANDRIA DISTRICT 




James Graham 


4,177 


Sandi Huber 


8,456 


Dorothy McGowen 


8,531 


lAKF CHARI FS DISTRICT 




Lionel Marcel 


6,719 


Darlene Moore-James 


9,193 


Mikel Wiley 


6,986 


MONROFDISIRICr 




Joe Brown 


3,484 


NF.W ORI FANS DISTRK M 




Jeff Conner 


9,356 


Mark Crosby 


1,100 


Nathan Daniels 


7,907 


John Hamilton 


2,295 


Marva Mitchell 


3,360 


Alfred Foliar 


6,172 


NORTH SHORF DISTRICT 




Ellen Alston 


713 


Wesley Cyprian 


1,764 


Jeff Duke 


1,466 


Eddie Francis 


64 


Paul Singletary 


500 



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RTJSTON DTSTRTCT 
Martin Corie 
Kibbie Hatfield 
Walter Parr 
Michael Townsend 



6,758 

928 

2,674 

2,883 



SHREVEPORT DISTRICT 
Mickey Stringfield 
Oscar Tippin 



5,809 
6,819 

William A. Rowell, Jr., Chair 



MINISTERS' EMERGENCY AID FUND 

Thirty-three ministers received $15,453.00 from the Minister's Emergency Aid Fund 
in 1990. This fund is supported by conference ministers who contribute one-half of one 
percent of their base salary annually. At the beginning of 1990, there was a balance of 
$12,667.59 in the fund. Inasmuch as most of the contributions are received at the end of the 
fiscal year, some grants could not be fully funded because of severe shortages in the balance. 
The end of the fiscal year saw some improvement, with an ending balance of $19,539.16. 

We recommend the following rules: 

1. That each minister under appointment in the Louisiana Annual Conference be 
asked to give an amount equal to one-half of one percent of the minister's base 
salary for 1991, to be paid to the Minister's Emergency Fund. 

2. That this fund be used to provide emergency benefit aid to the ministers of the 
Louisiana Conference and their immediate families who may be in special need; 
and that this emergency aid be given subject to the following limitations: 

A. The maximum amount allowed for a single emergency will be $1000. 

B. Rare and exceptional situations may be given special consideration by the 
Cabinet. 



3. That each pastor and local church be requested to cooperate providing an 
adequate hospitalization insurance program for family protection. 

Byrl Moreland, Cabinet Secretary 



372 1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION OF LOUISIANA 

As we finish the first year of once again being a full-time Foundation office, several things 
are becoming clear about the present and the future. The most obvious revelation concerns 
the potential that exists for the Foundation to assist local churches and institutions in 
revitalizing the area of stewardship. It may well be that the greatest potential in the area of 
charitable funding is from accumulated resources. Your United Methodist Foundation provides 
the expertise and impetus to help tap those available resources. 

The United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana exists for the purpose of serving churches, 
agencies, institutions and members of the conference. Since my appointment to the position 
of Executive Director last June, I have traveled over 27,000 miles, preached in 41 different 
churches, assisted in 13 Financial Campaigns, and spent numerous hours on the telephone to 
let you know that we are in business to help you extend the ministry of Jesus Christ to your 
community and to the world. 

We work for you in primarily three areas: 

1. PREACHING, TEACHING, WORKSHOPS, CONSULTATIONS 

The Director is available to fill your pulpit, teach Sunday School or provide 
assistance through your Administrative Board or Finance Committee to help with 
your annual Financial Drive. We are also putting together seminars on Wills, Money 
Management, Investing, and Establishing a Permanent Endowment Committee and 
would be happy to schedule one of these seminars in your church. A special 
committee is also busy putting together a grass roots informational program which 
will reach into every church in Louisiana with the story of how the Foundation can 
help local churches. 

2. MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENT OF FUNDS 

The Foundation now handles more than $11,000,000 in funds owned by local 
churches, Districts, Boards, mstitutions, and individual trusts from all over the state. 
Through the use of professional managers and a skilled investment committee, the 
Foundation is in a position to accept deposits on both a short and long-term basis 
and to realize an attractive return on these investments. 

3. GIFTS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES 

Charitable gifts made through the Foundation earn income which is used in the 
manner designated by the donor. Many of these gifts provide attractive tax savings. 
The Foundation will work with donors in the establishment of annuities, charitable 
trusts and other plans to serve the desires of the donor and to benefit the designated 
cause. 

Since June of 1990, we have placed $1,119,479.30 into short and long-term investments. This 
includes monies for 18 new accounts which were established during this time period. All of 
these funds have local church or conference institution connections. In addition to these funds, 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 373 

a million dollar trust has been secured which will benefit one of our local churches and the 
Methodist Home of New Orleans. We are also pleased that the Methodist Home of New 
Orleans entrusted its endowment funds to the Foundation's care for investment and 
management. 

Through its Appropriations Committee, the Foundation made grants from unrestricted funds 
to the following causes: 

1990 Grants 

Center for Pastoral Effectiveness 
Centenary College 
Crosslines Ministry 

1991 Grants 

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana 

Retired Ministers Home Board 

Spanish Ministries 

REACH (Religious Ecumenical Access Channel) 

Anyone interested in checking on guidelines for gifts and/or who wishes to request an 
application should contact Mrs. Laura Thode at the Foundation office in Baton Rouge. 

At the annual meeting on April 4, 1991, the Board of Directors elected the following 
individuals to serve as officers of the Foundation for 1991-1992: 

Marcus Wren - President 
Bridger Eglin - Vice President 
Nina Nichols Pugh - Secretary 
Arthur E. Faulk, III - Treasurer 
J. Luther Jordan, Jr. - Past President 
Phil Preis - Foundation Attorney 

Elected to chair Foundation Committees were: 

Appropriations - Irwin L. Felps, Jr. 
Budget - Shelby Smith 
Investment - Arthur E. Faulk, III 
Promotion/Development - Vera Packer 

The following persons are placed in nomination to be elected to the Board of Directors by the 
Annual Conference for a term ending in April of the year indicated: 



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374 1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Terms to Expire 1992: 

Mr. Tom Alexander, P.O. Box 52915, 2769 Mission Drive, Baton Rouge, 70805 

Mrs. Patsy Barnes, 10444 Browning, Baton Rouge, 70815 

Dr. Henry Blount, 2550 Avenue C, Hillcrest, Alexandria, 71301-4006 

Mr. Welton Brumfield, Jr. 206 LaSare Drive, Amite, 70422 

Dr. John Cooksey, 1310 North 19th, Monroe, 71201 

Rev. William I. Eubanks, 6017 Camphor, Metairie, 70003 

Mr. Arthur Faulk, III, 6811 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, 70806 

Dr. Clyde Frazier, Jr., 3900 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 70115 

Mr. J. Luther Jordan, Jr., #8 Stones Throw, 8655 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, 70809 

Judge WUliam F. Klme, Jr., P.O. Box 527, Clinton, 70722 

Dr. Rogers Newman, 7768 Emile, Baton Rouge, 70807 

Dr. Ron Pryer, 101 RonMar Lane, Pineville, 71360 

Mrs. Nina Nichols Pugh, 2000 Cloverdale, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Mr. John Tyner, P.O. Box 2627, Baton Rouge, 70821 

Mr. Andrew Wier, 2721 Division Street, Metairie, 70002 

Mr. Marcus Wren, RL 1, Box 291, Minden, 71055 

Terms to Expire 1993: 

Rev. Chris Andrews, 930 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802 

Mrs. Marian Eggerton, 911 Cross Gates Boulevard, Slidell, 70461 

Dr. John Fellers, P.O. Drawer 1567, Shreveport, 71165-1567 

Mr. Irwin Felps, P.O. Box 591, Baton Rouge, 70821 

Mr. Wayne Gihnore, P.O. Box 72, Opelousas, 70570 

Mr. Haynes Harkey, Jr., P.O. Drawer 8032, Monroe, 71211 

Mr. Thomas Harrell, 3830 Jolly Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Mr. Leroy Harvey, Jr., Box 297, Jackson, 70748 

Mr. G.W. James, Jr., P.O. Box 1260, Ruston, 71273-1260 

Mr. Mat Kawasaki, 1002 Michigan, Slidell, 70458 

Rev. Isiah M. Lee, Jr., P.O. Box 1866, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. Frank McArthur, P.O. Box 1042, Baton Rouge, 70821 

Mr. Ray Mcintosh, 211 Ridgewood, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. Leslie McKenzie, 312 South Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Rev. Leslie Norris, 2722 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, 70115 

Mrs. Vera Packer, P.O. Box 851, Slidell, 70459 

Rev. Grayson Watson, 812 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, 70601 

Mr. Paul White, 5401 Jackson Street, Alexandria, 71301 

Terms to Expire 1994: 

Dr. Nancy Carruth, P.O. Box 267, Bunkie, 71322 

Mrs. Dorothy Carter, 3709B Holly Hill Road, Lake Charles, 70605 

Mrs. Fran Davis, 516 Hillcrest Drive, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. Bridger Eglin, 5035 Whitehaven, Baton Rouge 70808 

Mr. C.A. "Hap" Martin, 3509 Lake DeSiard, Monroe, 71201 

Dr. Thomas Matheny, P.O. Box 221, Hammond, 70404 

Mr. George Nelson, Sr., P.O. Box 5, Shreveport, 71161 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 375 

Mr. Jack Paris, 107 Canterbury, Lafayette, 70503 

Mr. Scott Perry, 4324 England Drive, Alexandria, 71301 

Mr. John Porter, 236 Ashley, Shreveport, 71105 

Mr. Shelby Smith, P.O. Box 9, Shreveport, 71161-0009 

Mr. Charles Teamer, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, 70122 

Mr. Richard Tumley, 730 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70807 

Dr. Harvey G. Williamson, 2673 Brandywine Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808 

Ex Officio: 

Bishop William B. Oden, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 
Dr. Stone Caraway, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 
Rev. Larry Stafford, 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, 71112 
Dr. Kenneth R. Reed, 527 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, 70802-5720 

Honorary: 

Mr. Max Pace, 7556 Boyce Drive, Baton Rouge, 70806 

The Foundation has been blessed since 1983 with the outstanding leadership of Mr. J. Luther 
Jordan, Jr. as President of the Board of Directors. Mr. Jordan turned the reins of leadership 
over to Mr. Marcus Wren, but will continue on the Executive and Investment Committees. 
We are grateful for his leadership and his patient and skilled guidance during the past eight 
years. We are also pleased to know we will continue to be blessed by his counsel. The 
Conference owes an inestimable debt to Dr. J.J. Caraway for his ten years of distinguished and 
dedicated leadership of the Foundation. During this year of transition, he has been there to 
respond to our every need as we adjusted to the new organization. Jimmie is recognized 
throughout The United Methodist Church as one of the foremost leaders and authorities in the 
area of church finance and has brought our Foundation to a place of prominence in the church. 
On the eve of his retirement, I want to thank him for his dedication and direction during these 
years and to express gratitude for his counsel m the years ahead. 

Fmally, I want to thank Bishop Oden for his complete support and faith in what the United 
Methodist Foundation of Louisiana is about. His commitment to this organization keeps me 
excited about what we can accomplish. 

Kenneth R. Reed, Executive Director 



D. ORGANIZATIONS & AGENCIES 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON COURTESIES 

Bishop William Oden and members of the Louisiana Conference: Silence can be 
golden, but silence can also be treason. It would be treason if we failed to express our sincere 
gratitude as a conference body. 



376 1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

To Bishop Oden — not only during this, the 21st session of the Louisiana Annual 
Conference, but also during your years as our Episcopal leader. We have enjoyed your 
^iscopal leadership and love. 

We thank Dr. Don Cottrill and the entire conference staff, whose planning and 
preparation began months ago. 

To Dr. Fred B. Craddock for his task as our Conference preacher during the 
Memorial and Communion services as we paid final tribute to the men and women who served 
our Conference; the Service of Retirement and Service of Ordination. All messages were 
powerful, and profound, and rent with the Holy Spirit. 

For all the courtesies and accomodations and arrangements extended to us by Dr. 
Donald Webb, Mr. Dick Anders and Mr. Richard Rouse, and the staff of Centenary College — 
our deepest gratitude. 

To the host pastor. Dr. John Fellers, and members of First United Methodist Church, 
the staff, and volunteers of the many other local churches who have hosted a multiplicity of 
activities. Each has cared for our every need in an excellent manner. 

To the conference worship committee. Dr. Frank Poole, chairperson, the combined 
choirs of First United Methodist and St. Paul United Methodist of Shreveport,, director. Dr. 
Will Andress, the Sanctuary choir of First United Methodist of Alexandria, Louisiana, the 
Korean United Methodist Church of Leesville, choir and dancers, the combined youth choir 
of the Shreveport District with Mrs. Suzanne Cate director, and Mr. Edward Riley of Mt. Zion 
United Methodist Church, New Orleans, violinist; Mrs. Cynthia Wilson-Felder devotional 
leader for the Conference, for her melodious voice that both inspired and motivated us, and 
her teaching and leadership in song, which lit a spiritual fire that evoked a unifying spirit; to 
Mrs. Sally Wood, harpist, the liturgists, assistants both lay and clergy and to the many people 
who participated in the beautiful and spiritually moving services of worship. 

To Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, Dillard University, Dr. Donald Webb of Centenary and 
others laboring in higher education. Mr. Paul White, and our Conference Board of Laity for 
the rich devotions which were preludes of our Conference sessions. 

To Carolyn Dove, Conference Youth Director, and the youth delegates who gave 
consistent and attentive support in Conference sessions. 

To Dwight Ramsey, minister of Broadmoor United Methodist Church and his report 
on our Louisiana United Methodist evangelistic work in Russia and in the presence of Lydia 
Istomina and her father, Paul Istomin, from Russia. Their conversion from atheism to belief 
in Jesus Christ reminds us the gospel is alive and most powerful. 

Congratulations to all District Superintendents for a job well done. A special thanks 
to clergy and lay tellers for their work in facilitating the election of clergy and lay delegates 
to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences; to Dr. James J. Caraway, statistician, treasurer 
(retiring this year) and his staff as usual for a job well done. 



1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 377 



Thanks to those who sent banners which added beauty to our surroundings during 
the sessions. Also to Wishy Nolan, photographer of the Conference. Thanks to Kerry 
Townsend and his staff from Religious Ecumenical Access Chanel in New Orleans for the 
videotapes of Conference. To Claiborne Sharp and his assistants, Hugh Bailey, John Chadsey 
for their diligent work with audio, and James Connell and Kevin Sibley of First United 
Methodist Church for their work with video. Thanks to our Conference reporters and to the 
local news media for a job well done. 

Gratitude is expressed to the Honorable Mrs. Hazel Beard, Mayor of Shreveport, an 
active United Methodist lay person for greetings from the city. 

To all persons who made reports to this session of the Conference not known by 
name but remembered in our hearts — Thank you I 

Thanks to Bishop Marshall Gilmore, presiding Bishop, 4th Episcopal District, CME 
Church for his participation in our Service of Ordination. 

In closing, we express to all members of the Louisiana Conference in the true 
sincerity of spirit, a strong wish: May the sessions of this Conference sound in the halls of 
time in ages yet to come with the vibrant challenge, "Go ye into all the world and preach..." 

Humbly submitted, 
Abraham E. Davis, Chairman 



EPISCOPACY COMMITTEE 

The Conference Committee on the Episcopacy met for lunch at the Episcopal 
residence February, 1, 1991. The committee enjoyed a tour of the home followed by a 
delicious lunch prepared and served by Mrs. Oden. 

After the meal the committee prepared a report for the Jurisdictional Episcopal 
committee that begins the consuUative process surrounding the Episcopal area assignments. 

The Louisiana Aimual Conference continues to appreciate the dedicated leadership 
of Bishop Oden. 

Welton H. Brumfield, Chair 



LOUISIANA INTERCHURCH CONFERENCE 

On February 26, 1970, the Louisiana Interchurch Conference was organized in 
response to God's call "to demonstrate the oneness we already share through faith in Jesus 
Christ as Lord and Savior," and we constituted ourselves into the Conference "as a 
contemporary instrument of our obedience." We give thanks to Almighty God for our 
worship, work and witness during these past twenty years. 



378 1991 LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

During this past year the Interchurch Conference has encouraged the study of 
"Confessing One Faith" with a special emphasis on the Nicene Creed. This emphasis has 
helped the churches of Louisiana to recognize that the Nicene Creed is the historic expression 
of our faith that binds us together. 



In addition, the Conference in 1990 made significant contributions to the quality of 
life in Louisiana. The Task Force on Television has had an impact on getting the interfaith 
network, VISN, on cable channels in Louisiana. The Task Force has encouraged pastors and 
laypersons to contact cable companies to encourage them to carry this quality programming. 

The Conference continued significant work in 1990 with farmers, shrimpers, and 
fishermen in distress. The Conference received grants from the Presbyterian Hunger Fund and 
other sources to provide farm credit counselors. Betty Puckett and Don Ewing have received 
national recognition for their work in this area. 

The Commission on Aging has conducted a survey and is developing workshops 
throughout the state to encourage pastors and laity to develop programs for the elderly in 
churches and communities. In addition, the Louisiana Gerontology Institute is giving 
leadership to major programs to improve the life of the elderly. These have included a study 
of New Orleans housing projects and the development of programs in these areas. Roger 
Guissinger, Director of the Housing Study, and Mike O'Keefe, chairman of the LIC 
Commission on Justice, are cooperating in developing these programs. 

The Louisiana Interchurch Conference has worked with Louisiana Civil Service and 
the Louisiana Chaplains Association for the Chaplains Association to become the certifying 
agency for chaplains in state institutions. This should mean the improvement of the quality 
of chaplaincy services in these institutions. 

In mid-1989, the Interchurch Conference became disturbed by an increase of racism 
and, especially, of candidates for political office who exploited this underlying racism. 
Meetings were called of church leaders, university professors, elected officials, and interested 
citizens. As a result of this concern and these meetings, a free-standing organization entitled 
the "Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism" was organized. The Coalition told the 
truth about racist candidates, and encouraged Louisiana citizens, in recognition of our national 
and faith heritage, to oppose such candidates. The director of the Louisiana Interchurch 
Conference was elected to chair this group. 

With the development of tension and potential conflict in the Persian Gulf, the 
Interchurch Conference became involved in giving leadership to services of prayers for peace. 
Realizing that Christians, Jews, and Muslims are all sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac and 
Jacob and that God sent Abraham forth to be a blessing to all nations and that all of us still 
live under this promise and command, the Interchurch Conference arranged for prayers for 
peace with leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. 

Having served for 15 years as executive director of the Louisiana Interchurch 
Conference and having recently celebrated my 72nd birthday, I submitted my resignation in 
the recent Annual Assembly of the Conference. The resignation became effective May 1, 
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during these years. You of the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church 
have given leadership in bringing God's people closer together. Although we still have 
problems, we see signs of God working for a united church and a renewed humanity in 
Louisiana. We are grateful for the incredible progress that has been made, and we pray that 
God will hasten the day when all of his people in Louisiana will affirm that there is one faith, 
one Lord, one baptism, and that we shall answer our Lord's prayer "that all may be one." 

James L. Stovall, Executive Director 

LOUISIANA MORAL & CIVIC FOUNDATION 

Introduction 

LMCF continues to serve as a front-line agency, a channel of communication, a 
forum for discussion, an instrument of cooperative Christian action, and an agency through 
which all Christian denominations can work together to do something effective about serious 
moral issues which would be difficult to solve alone. LMCF serves not only its members and 
the religious community but the entire state of Louisiana by promoting and protecting a 
positive moral climate for our state whenever and however the opportunity presents itself. 

Administration 

In the fiscal year 1990, LMCF received total gifts of $180,482.68. Approximately 
$5,356.56 was given by Louisiana Methodists. This amount is up from 1980's Methodist total 
of $5,175.96. Our asking of $1.00 per member per year in 1990 remains the same for 1991. 
We pledge anew to be good stewards of that which is given and want you to know of our 
sincere appreciation for each gift received. 

Ministry 

LMCF in 1990 ministered through four major programs: Awards, Educational, 
Legal, and Legislative. 

In the Awards Program , the 1990 J. Henry Bowdon Preaching Award, named after 
J. Henry Bowdon, Sr., one of our founders, was presented to Reverend George Calvin. The 
Bill May Businessman Award was presented to Ira Woodfin. 

In the F^ucational Program , LMCF conducted seminars, research, and distributed 
literature, as well as giving assistance to other organizations in conducting their programs. 

The T^gal Program of LMCF continued to provide a resource for concerned citizens 
who actively involved themselves in the struggle to improve the moral clunate of their 
community and state. This program includes a very up-to-date law library, highly responsible 
legal counsel, and a monitoring service of major agencies of state government. Attorney 
General's Opinions, and court decisions. 

In the legislative Program , religious denominational leaders, including key Methodist 
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They were given the opportunity, along with LMCFs staff, to select the bills that in their 
opinion could possibly influence the moral climate of our state. After this "monitoring list" 
was established, each of these leaders was provided with a Weekly Digest of all the action 
taken upon these bills. As the session progressed they were kept abreast by frequent "Moral- 
A-Grams" on the status of those bills which seemed to call for a timely response from the 
religious community. To the Legislators, LMCF continued to be a ready resource for research 
on moral issues and a timely reminder when legislation of moral consequence was pending. 
Each time the Chairman of the Legislative Liaison Committee or the office of the Bishop 
called upon LMCF, we responded as quickly and completely as possible. 

Conclusion 

Louisiana Methodists in 1990 continued to exercise their influence on LMCF through 
their elected Board members: First Vice-President, Janelle McCammon; Treasurer, Bill Ford; 
as well as Moses Jackson and Bob Nash. Additional participation and influence from 
Louisiana Methodists come from the several members of the State Advisory Council. LMCF 
shall always seek to follow the directions and suggestions of the Bishop and those in 
leadership positions in the Louisiana Conference. 

Throughout 1990, and now in 1991, our prayer remains to serve more... the people 
in Louisiana called United Methodists. Thank you for this privilege. 

Ken Ward, Director 

LYDIA PATTERSON INSTITUTE 

The 1990-1991 school year has been a time of severe trial and of genuine progress 
and blessing in the Ministry of Lydia Patterson Institute. The severe trial has come as a result 
of our Chapel being arsoned in the month of August. The blessing has been seen in the fact 
that our insurance company has been able to cover the renovation and that we will again have 
the use of our Chapel on March 14, 1991. 

The perennial financial crisis in Mexico's economy continues. This never ceases to 
be a serious concern for L.P.L's Administration since 95% of our students come from Mexico 
and are directly affected by the prevailing economic conditions. Rven so , our enrollment has 
held steady, and we have had the second highest enrollment in the past eight years (just 12 less 
than our all time high). Expanded publicity and enlistment efforts are being projected with the 
goal of reaching 400 for the ^1991-1992 school year. 

Our students continue to respond to our academic challenge. This year's Senior class 
has already achieved admission to the college, or technical school of their choice for 86% of 
our graduating Seniors. 

Our financial picture has been very encouraging. We fmished out our immediate past 
fiscal year in the black with a surplus of $35,000. This surplus has been applied against our 
accrued indebtedness, which has built up over the past fifteen years to $135,000.00, and has 
reduced it to $100,000.00. We proposed to fully liquidate this indebtedness over the next year. 
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and the newly established office of Finance and Development. 

The Administration and Staff wish to thank the many churches, church school 
classes, men's and women's groups, and individuals all across the Jurisdiction who have made 
this past year's financial success possible. This year's experience has proven, once agam, the 
incomparable effectiveness of Methodism's connectional relationship. It has enabled L.P.I. to 
continue a ministry that is as urgently revelant today as when the doors originally opened in 
1913. 

Alfredo T. Grout Q., President 

MOUNT SEQUOYAH CONFERENCE AND RETREAT CENTER 

Our 1991 theme is "Mount Sequoyah — The Place!" This place (Mount Sequoyah 
Conference & Retreat Center) became a reality in the Southern Methodist Church in 1922 
when Fayetteville, Arkansas was accepted as the site of the new 'Western Methodist Assembly' 
grounds. The city of Fayetteville offered church representatives the top of East Mountain 
together with land totaling 409 acres, and a pledge of $35,000 in cash to assure the 
establishing of our Assembly in their city. It was Mrs. A. C. Millar, wife of the first 
administrator, that suggested the name of "Mount Sequoyah". 

Since 1922, United Methodists and other Christians have come to this place for 
conferences, retreats, training events, camps, spiritual journeys, and outreach ministries of all 
kinds. This place is where the Cross of Christ has been lifted up over the city of Fayetteville 
and thousands are drawn to this site. The mountain top experiences here have enriched the 
entire world and the church. 

Dr. Earl Carter served as Interim Administrator the fh-st part of 1990. The staff was 
re-structured in late 1989, and Carrol Rainwater serves as Chief Operating Officer. During 
the transition, the quality and quantity of events and persons sharing the Mount Sequoyah 
Spirit have continued at a high level. The coming of the new Administrator (Rev. Robert E. 
Young) June 1,1990 was facilitated in an excellent way because of the wonderful previous 
administration of both Earl and Carrol. This enabled us to relate to the whole Jurisdiction, 
also, to visit and share the Sequoyah Spirit with nine annual conferences. Plans are to visit 
the remaining aimual conferences in 1991. Besides hosting events on the mountain and 
communicating with the Jurisdiction, we have preached in churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, 
and Texas telling the Sequoyah Story. 

At the fall meeting of the Board of Trustees, two significant steps were taken. First, 
an adoption of a Family Ministry policy statement affirming the excellent usage by Adult and 
Older Adult groups. They also saw the need for the whole family ministry, especially for 
children and youth. They authorized the administration to work with family, children, and 
youth groups and to allocate available facilities and resources in a prudent and effective 
manner. Secondly, in order to fulfill this policy, they authorized the selection and hiring of 
an independent professional organization to help us. Resource Systems, Inc. (RSI) of Dallas, 
Texas, has been secured to do a study and make recommendations for needs to fulfill Mount 
Sequoyah's ability to meet the challenges that are ahead. They will help us defme the building 
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input for this study. This will be planning for the future of Mount Sequoyah. Probable 
improvements include: A new sports complex, swimming pool, outside play areas, tennis 
courts, basketball courts, etc.; additional new self-contained first class housing facility; and 
any needed residence housing. The very successful Bishop's club will be continued and phased 
into our planning. 

Some of the more memorable occurrences or events during 1990 were: 

-The loss of our dear friend Bishop Paul Galloway, August 4, 1990. There was a 

mutual love between him and the staff of Mount Sequoyah. 

-Galloway Cafeteria buildmg was re-done with a new sloped roof in spring of 1990. 

-Bishop's Week contmues to be an outstanding event, with record attendances. 

-The seven Retiree events are always outstanding. The Mountain Staff enjoy them and 

they seem to be enriched with the Mountain Top Experience. 

-VIM Work Camp event is always of great interest. We get a lot of things done, and 

it is such a pleasant experience. 

-The capacity of Mount Sequoyah was tested with about 386 people attending a new 

"Adults Over 50" event. It rained the first two days of the event and our Galloway 

Cafeteria became "Camp Galloway" for those 2 days. We also had a record of coffee 

consumption (about 1200 gallons). We, and they, had an enjoyable experience. 

-The Marriage Encounter World Reunion was held here in 1990 with about 300 

attenders, plus they had 50 to 60 youth that were not here. The youth had their own 

retreat off the Mountain (as a separate group). 

The 1991 events will be exciting with full attendance at Bishop's Week, Retiree 
Events, and VIM Work Camp, and Volunteers in Missions helpers, and every person of the 
17 Aimual Conferences is invited to share our mission and ministry. When you are called 
upon to assure our future, please respond affirmatively. Come to the Mountain as often as you 
can. Serving as Trustees from Louisiana Conference are Bishop William B. Oden, Member 
of Budget and Finance Committee; James J. Caraway, Member of Executive Committee and 
also Chairperson of Budget and Finance Committee. Your Ambassadors to Mount Sequoyah 
are Rev. Ron and Mrs. Brenda Easterling of Monroe, Louisiana. 

Mount Sequoyah has a great future. Every person in the seventeen annual 
conferences in our great South Central Jurisdiction is invited to make "our place" their place. 
The same Sequoyah Spirit of the 1920's is still alive and we invite you to come to this place. 

Robert E. Young, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer 



RETIRED MINISTERS HOMES BOARD 

The year 1990 was an eventful one for the Retired Ministers Homes Board. A new 
home was built in Ruston with the Board paying $30,000 and Rev. William Stokes and friends 
contributing the remainder of construction costs. The lot was given by T. L. James Company. 
A Service of Dedication was held in October. The lovely home in Downsville was occupied 
for the first time by a minister and his wife, Reverend and Mrs. Homer Bailes. This home was 
dedicated in September with Bishop William B. Oden as the speaker for the occasion. A small 
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Reverend and Mrs. Raymond Crofoot. 

We have forty homes, a duplex and a six unit apartment building with an insured 
value of $2,591,000. In spite of escalating insurance premiums and increasing maintenance 
costs, every effort is made to provide adequate coverage and keep the property in good 
condition. Thirty-seven ministers have indicated their intention to request housing through 
this program during this decade. 

Appreciation is expressed to individuals and churches for their financial support. 
Retired Ministers Homes Sunday is scheduled for September 15, 1991. Each church in the 
conference is encouraged to receive a special offering on that date. This ministry is one of our 
Conference Missionary Advance Specials. 

Angus Lee Carruth, Director 



SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION 

"The Mission of the South Central Jurisdiction is to: (1) select leadership for the 
church and administer the affairs of the Jurisdiction as directed by the Rook of Discipline ; (2) 
coordinate the networking of strategic persons and groups from the various conferences at the 
expense of the conferences; (3) respond to program needs and implement and evaluate 
programming which can be done more efficiently and effectively on a jurisdictional level; (4) 
respond to mandates of the General Conference; and, (5) provide supervision and 
accountability of the jurisdictional institutions and the policies of the jurisdiction." (From the 
Mission Statement) 

The program unit of the jurisdiction is its Council on Ministries. During the past 
year (1990), there were twenty-six leadership training and inspirational events approved and 
implemented with a total of 3,725 participants, an increase of almost 400 over the previous 
year. 



Included in these activities were the following: 



Conference on Hispanic Ministries 



Consultation on Cross Racial Ministries 



"Beyond Survival" (Black Clergy) 



Summer Children's Camp 
(Rio Grande Conference) 



Victoria Lab School (Victoria 
District & Rio Grande Conference) 



Jurisdictional Work Camp 



Celebrating Marriage 



Retiree Retreats 



Bishop's Week 



Lab/Seminar at Mount Sequoyah 



Spiritual Life Rally (youth) 



Superserve (Volunteers in Mission) 



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Camp Leaders Workshop 

Conversational Spanish (Mount 
Sequoyah & Lydia Patterson Institute) 

Journey into Wholeness 



Town & Country Ministries Consultation 

Archives & History Workshops (St. Pauls 

& Perkins) 

Senior Ministries Seminar 



The Jurisdiction also administered the scholarship program for ethnic minority 
seminarians, the Lillian Thompson scholarship fund for seminarians, and is a major participant 
and supporter of the Protestant Radio Hour. 

We express our appreciation for your support of the Jurisdictional Administration 
Fund, the Advance Specials of the Jurisdiction, Volunteer m Mission office, and the 
coordinator of Korean Missions. Dr. Donald C. Cottrill and Mr. Welton Brumfield, Jr. have 
represented the I^uisiana Conference on the Jurisdictional Council on Ministries and Dr. J.J. 
Caraway has served on the Jurisdictional Council on Finance and Administration. Several 
other persons from across the eight-state area have served on the standing committees and task 
forces of the Jurisdiction. Without their prayers and service, not as much would have been 
accomplished. The College of Bishops has served in many ways in its support of the 
jurisdiction. Most of all we are grateful for the dedication and commitment of our people in 
the local churches whose loyalty and gifts are a source of inspiration and hope. 

Earl B. Carter, Executive Director 



SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION 

The ministry of South Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission 
falls under four broad areas. They are: 

1. NETWORK DEVEIX)PMENT involves providing training, information, resources 
and support for the South Central Jurisdiction Annual Conference Volunteers in 
Mission leadership. U also involves networking with the other five jurisdictional 
VIM offices, as well as the Personnel and Resources Program Department of the 
General Board of Global Ministries in New York. 



PRO JECT DEVEIX)PMENT involves processing applications from South Central 
Jurisdiction mission agencies and programs that need volunteers and circulating 
their needs throughout The United Methodist Church. 

VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT involves processing applications from groups and 
individuals wanting to serve as volunteers in mission. Volunteers are placed 
throughout the jurisdiction, the United States, and the world. 

PROMOTION involves providing resources and speakers to interpret Volunteers 
in Mission in local, district and conference settings throughout the South Central 
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SUPERSERVE is the annual SCJ VIM Rally held at Mount Sequoyah, in 
Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Labor Day Weekend. The ADVANCE SPECIAL number for the 
SCJ VIM program is #982871-2. The SCJ VIM Committee thanks you for your support. 

James Palmer, Chair 

KOREAN MISSION IN SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTION 

The ministry of South Central Jurisdiction Korean Mission has been implemented as 
below: 

1. NEW CHURCH DEVEIX)PMENT: The comprehensive plan has been planned 
to develop new Korean churches and mission congregations in cooperation with 
the Conferences and the Districts. During 1990-91, I implemented the Kansas 
City Central Korean United Methodist Church under the ministry of Asbury 
United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Kansas and the Korean Ministry of 
First United Methodist Church, Arlington, Texas. Now we have 34 Korean 
churches and mission congregations in the jurisdiction. I also plan to implement 
three more churches and mission congregations in 1991-92. 

2. GROWTH OF EXISTING CHURCHES: One of the primary purposes of Korean 
mission work is the CONSULTATION, COORDINATION, and FACILITATION 
enabling the ministries for growing Korean churches among the growing Korean 
communities in the jurisdiction in cooperation with the Conferences and the 
Districts to support the Korean congregations to adjust to United Methodists. 
During 1990-91, four mission congregations were officially chartered as Clovis 
Korean United Methodist Church, Wichita Korean United Methodist Church, 
Dong-San United Methodist Church, and Copperas Cove Korean United 
Methodist Church. 

3. RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF MINISTERIAL RESOURCES: We 
continuously need to recruit ministerial resources for seminary education, and to 
train the Korean language pastors to increase their ministerial abilities and skills 
for effective ministries. I plan to open a special intensive course of "United 
Methodist Polity" in Korean for new Korean church pastors m cooperation with 
the Division of Ordained Ministry, Perkins School of Theology and the 
Jurisdiction Council on Ministries. I also plan to have a training session of laity 
leadership. 

I greatly appreciate your prayers and help enabling the Korean mission works in the 
South Central Jurisdiction. 

Bon Woong Koo, Korean Mission Director 



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ST. MARK'S COMMUNITY CENTER 

Located on the border between New Orleans' famed French Quarter and Treme, St. 
Mark's Community Center was established in 1909 by the Women's Society of Christian 
Service, Board of Missions, Methodist Church, USA, as part of a nationwide movement to 
establish community centers in high-poverty areas around the country. Its PURPOSE is to 
provide people, especially women and children, with opportunities for self-development and 
determination through education, vocational training and employment, recreation, family 
support and advocacy. The basic GOALS of the center are : (1) to develop the individual, (2) 
to be in partnership with the community, (3) to develop leadership around social action issues, 
and (4) to help people use community systems effectively. St. Mark's funding sources are the 
Board of Global Ministries and affiliates, United Way and City and State government. St. 
Mark's is^ governed by an 18 member Board of Directors and a 16 member Advisory Board, 
with a staff of 35 whose main thrust is to provide services and activities which fulfill the needs 
of the entire community. The agency serves an average of five hundred and seventy-five 
people each day through the following programs. 

Education: 

St. Mark's Street Academy was established in 1974 as an alternative junior high 
school which offers personalized attention and instruction to young people who, for many 
reasons, need an alternative to the traditional school setting. The GOAL of Street Academy 
is to create a learning environment in which participants increase their sense of self-worth, 
their academic skills and their sense of responsibility to themselves, their community and 
fellow citizens. What makes Street Academy's goal a reality and unique is the incorporation 
of individual and group counseling into the curriculum design on a daily basis; the 
teacher/student ratio of one to fifteen; and the capacity to serve up to 65 students, ages 12 to 
15 (7th and 8th grade) in a learning environment. Our students are referred from the Orleans 
Parish School Board, the Probation Department, Juvenile Court, friends and Community 
agencies. 

Vocational Training and Employment: 

Youth Employment involves pre-vocational training, skills development, and job 
placement for St. Mark's participants and other community youth. The Center serves as a 
worksite for the city's youth work programs to introduce them to the world of work and its 
expectations. 

RecreationA^outh Development: 

St. Mark's RecreationA'outh Development Evening Program has been continuously 
in existence since 1909, serving upward of 100 youths daily, year round, with activities 
including swimming, dance, arts and crafts, team sports, field trips, tutoring, counseling, and 
games. All participants are reminded that benefit of all these activities is to learn to exercise 
more self-control, to be responsible for your own actions, to learn to be a team player, to 
create a sense of accomplishment, and to do the very best with whatever they undertake to do. 



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The St. Mark's Camp was established in 1954 on 23 acres of land on the Tchefuncte 
River outside of Covington, La. which provide camping experiences for St. Mark's participants, 
agencies, churches, organizations, and community groups. It's also available to other groups 
for a nominal fee. The camp has a 44 bed bunkhouse, a fully equipped kitchen and dining 
hall, bathrooms and showers and an outside swimming pool. It is generally used for camping, 
retreats, workshops, special events, hiking and nature studies. 

St. Mark's Day Care Centers/Family Day Care: 

St. Mark's First Day Care Center is located at 900 N. Villere Street and has been in 
existence since 1979, providing quality child care, education, and developmental guidance for 
children ages 2 to 4 years old whose families live and/or work in the Orleans area. The 
second Day Care Center is based on the George Washington Carver junior/senior high school 
campus, which provides day care services to teen student mothers with children 6 months to 
5 years old, and can house up to 70 children. The only criteria for receiving this day care is 
that the student must be active in school. The Carver Campus serves more than 1400 students 
in grades 6 through 12. Under the umbrella of St. Mark's Day Care Services evolved 
Conference Day Care which provides enrichment activities; custodial care and nurture; 
education and entertainment; nutritious meals; and a safe, secure, healthy environment for each 
child of organizations, businesses, groups, etc. who need child care services during 
conventions, seminars, workshops, etc. Because St. Mark's Day Care Services have established 
a well respected reputation in quality child care, St. Mark's Day Care meets a major need in 
our community for all areas of child care. 

Family Day Care in its continuing support of quality child care offers Family Day 
Care Providers a means of gaining recognition and acceptance as professionals. A family day 
care home is certified by the state to offer child care in the privacy of the "caregiver's" home. 
Child care training and support services, and food and nutrition assistance is available to 
family day care providers caring for fewer than seven unrelated children in the caregiver's 
home. 

James M. Seymour, Executive Director 



SPANISH-AMERICAN MINISTRY 

The Spanish-American Ministry is now housed in the building of St. Mark's United 
Methodist Church. This has brought a new dimension to the ministry in our relationship with 
a caring and loving anglo congregation, who is now an active part of the Spanish-American 
Ministry. 

Knowing that the Spanish population is one of the fastest growing, the Spanish- 
American Ministry is trying to find new avenues of services to this population's needs. Among 
those needs, one of the most noticeable is the one in relation to the teenagers, their struggles, 
their education. It is our primary focus of attention to bring to them a program that challenges 
them to high goals and provides them a place where they can learn about Christ, have fun and 
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cooperation of Mr. Roy Swayze and Mr. Vandell Estrada, it has been possible to bring such 
a program all this year round with a weekly meeting each Friday. 

The other traditional services of food and clothes distribution are possible by the 
donation of the different local churches. To these we thank in a very special way. 



But all the services we offer depart and converge into one point, to show the love 
of God in action. 

The Congregation that resuUed from The Spanish-American Ministry is well and 
alive. This year we added eight new members. In spite of our fmancial problems and 
decrease in attendance, we are able to continue our regular programs, which include: Sunday 
School, Sunday worship service, weekly Bible studies in different locations in The Greater 
New Orleans area, plus the weekly youth meeting. 

The grant of $5,000 from the Louisiana Methodist Foundation is our hope to improve 
the program with the children and youth. 

This year a new car was presented to the Spanish- American Ministry. This vehicle 
is making the work of the pastor easier and is preserving the life of the old van, which is 
needed to pick up children and youth for the activities. The new automobile is a donation 
from Munholland United Methodist Church. Thank you, Munholland! 

All this work is possible by the contribution of the local churches in our conference. 
On behalf of The Spanish Ministry, thank you for your offerings and love. We are counting 
on your support. Thank you. 

Marta Sanfiel, Pastor and Director 



TOWN & COUNTRY MINISTRIES 

TOWN & COUNTRY MINISTRIES is experiencing new life in the Louisiana 
Conference. We are indebted to the Rev. Dr. Rex Squyres for his past gift to the Louisiana 
Foundation for the purpose of "Resurrecting" an emphasis in the area of Town & Country 
Ministries. Because of his gifts, many significant things have happened for the Rural Church 
and for pastors of Rural and Small Membership Churches in Louisiana United Methodism. 

On AprU 8-9 of this year, the THIRD ANNUAL RURAL PASTORS FELLOWSHIP 
RETREAT was held at the Uskichitto Retreat Center near LeBlanc, La. The Resource Leader 
for this event was the Rev. Dr. William F. Appleby, C.C.O.M. Director of the Mississippi 
Conference. Dr. Appleby has served as Chairperson for the National United Methodist Rural 
Fellowship. Last year (1990), the Rev. Melvin West served as our Resource Leader. Our 
Fourth Annual Rural Pastor's Fellowship Retreat is already being planned. 

In expression of our thanks and appreciation to the Rev. Dr. Rex Squyres for his love 
for The United Methodist Church and his superb leadership in past years in the area of Town 



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and Country Ministries, we are pleased to honor him at this year's Annual Conference with the 
U.M.R.F. CITATION OF MERIT AWARD. 

We would encourage all Rural and Small Membership Churches to re-claim the 
observance of Rural Life Sunday (4th Sunday in April). Also, we would invite everyone to 
take a moment to visit the TOWN & COUNTRY DISPLAY sometimes during the Annual 
Conference. 

T.R. Bergeron, Sr., OLS Chair 



COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE RULES 

The following is the report as it was presented to the Annual Conference by the Conference 
Committee on Rules. The action taken by the Annual Conference is provided at the close of 
each resolution. 

Article I, Section C, Rule 5 

Replace the current rule, in its entirety, with the following: 
5. Conference Committee on Nominations 

a. Five Members by virtue of their office: 

1. The Bishop of The Lx)uisiana Annual Conference; 

2. The Conference Lay Leader; 

3. The President of the Conference United Methodist Women; 

4. The President of the Conference United Methodist Men; 

5. The President of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry; 

b. Nine District Representatives 

Each District Conference, District Council on Ministries, or District Committee on 
Nominations, as appropriate in the respective districts, shall elect one representative, 
lay or clergy, to serve as a member of the Conference Committee on Nominations. 

c. Six Members-at-Large 

In order to ensure adequate representation of racial and ethnic persons, youth, young 
adults, older adults, women and men, clergy and laity, persons with a handicapping 
condition, persons from small-membership churches, distribution by geographic area, 
and differing theological perspectives, six members-at-large shall be appointed by 
a committee composed of the Bishop, the Conference Lay Leader, the Chairperson 
of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, and the Chairperson of the 
Commission on Religion and Race. 

The Bishop shall serve as the chairperson of the Committee. Other officers may be elected 
by Committee as the Committee deems necessary. The Executive Director of the 
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District Representatives and Members-at-Large shall serve quadrennial (four-year) terms. 
The district representatives must be "attached to a local congregation, institution, or agency 
within the district they have been elected to represent — relocation outside the district during 
the quadrennium shall require that a new district representative be elected. 

The Committee shall nominate to the Annual Conference such officers and members of the 
Boards, Councils, Committees, and Commissions as the law of the Church or the Rules of 
the Conference require, or as the Conference deems necessary to its work. 

Submitted by the Conference Restructuring Committee 

Rationale: The Committee on Nominations must be thoroughgoingly inclusive and 
representative. The proposed combination of ex-officio, representative, and 
appointed membership seeks to ensure adequate representation and involvement 
of the whole spectrum of Louisiana Methodism in the process of nominating 
persons to lead the Armual Conference in witness and mission. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

The Annual Conference approved this rule change. 

Article VI, Rule 12 

Replace the current rule with the following: 
12. Conference Nominating Process 

The Conference nominating process shall be as follows: 

A. Prior to January 1 of the year preceding each new quadrennium, the Secretary of the 
Aimual Conference Shall give each District Superintendent a list of all offices for which 
nominations will be made for the ensuing four years. 

B. Prior to January 15, the District Superintendents of the respective districts shall 
distribute to the pastors and local church Lay Leaders copies of the list of all offices for 
which nominations will be made at the ensuing Annual Conference session. Local church 
Nominating Committees may propose nominees for the listed positions. They shall submit 
with each nomination the following information: the person's address, phone number, name 
and membership size of local church, a brief resume (including interests and experiences 
in specific church work), and vital information including the person's age, sex, ethnic status 
and any handicappmg condition. 

C. Prior to February 10, the District Committee on Nominations shall meet to nominate 
persons for the offices in question. The Committee shall give priority to names submitted 
by local church Nominating Committees, but it shall not be limited to those names. It shall 
not be required to nominate a person for every vacancy, but shall nominate only those 
persons it considers adequate to the task. 



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D. Prior to March 1, the District Committees on Nominations shall submit their lists of 
nominations to the Secretary of the Annual Conference, accompanied by the information 
about each nominee specified in "B" above. The Conference office shall maintain computer 
records of current and prior service in Conference elective offices and shall make this 
information available to assist the Conference Committee on Nominations. The Conference 
Secretary shall compile and circulate nominations submitted and its computer records of 
prior service to members of the Conference Committee on Nominations at least five days 
prior to its initial meeting. 

E. Prior to April 1, The Conference Committee on Nominations shall meet and make 
nominations for all Conference offices which must be filled in the next quadrennium. It 
shall give priority to the lists of names submitted by the Districts, but it may consider other 
names. The nominations shall be mailed to the lay and clergy members of the Annual 
Conference as part of the Pre-Conference Reports. 

F. All persons nominated for an office in the Annual Conference shall be contacted by the 
District or Conference committee placing their names in nomination to determine whether 
the persons so nominated are willing to serve. 

G. Nominating Committees shall examine all nominations to ensure appropriate 
representation of ethnic minority persons, lay and clergy women, lay and clergy men, 
persons with handicapping conditions, youth, young adults and older adults. 

H. Following the elections at the beginning of a new quadrennium the newly elected 
bodies shall meet at the sites of the Annual Conference session. The District 
Superintendents shall convene the newly elected bodies and shall call for the election of a 
chahperson. Each body shall elect its chairperson and other officers upon nomination from 
the floor. 

I. When vacancies occur during a quadrennium. The Conference Committee on 
Nominations shall make nominations to fill the vacancies at the ensuing session of the 
Annual Conference. The Secretary of the Annual Conference shall retain the records of 
persons nominated in the process described above. The Committee shall use these records 
to assist its work. It shall not be limited to persons previously nominated. These 
nominations shall be published in the Pre-Conference Reports. 

Submitted by the Larger Cabinet. 

Rationale: For several years, the Conference has been striving to perfect the nominations 
process — often without a clear understandmg or definition of the "process". This 
proposal provides a specific program for the orderly conduct of the process which 
could be understood at the local church, district, and conference levels. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

The Annual Conference approved this rule change. 



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Article VI, Rule 4 

Retitle the current rule and substitute these two paragraphs in lieu of the current first 
paragraph: 

Administration of Funds for Conference Boards, Agencies, and Institutions: 

Local Church treasurers shall send all funds for Conference Boards, Agencies and Institutions 
to the Conference Treasurer for appropriate distribution. 

All financial books and bookkeeping and funds of Conference Councils, Boards Committees, 
and Commissions shall be admmistered and unified in the office of the Conference Treasurer. 
Disbursements shall be made through a voucher system to be supervised by the Conference 
on Finance and Administration. The Council on Finance and Administration shall be 
authorized to invest the surplus funds of Conference boards and agencies when the surplus 
exceeds a reasonable amount needed as carry-over to begin the next year. Provisions of this 
paragraph shall not apply to institutions, the Board of Pensions, or the Commission on 
Equitable Salaries and Sustentation. Investment income generated by funds of the Ministerial 
Education Fund shall be retained in that account. 

Submitted by Tim Lawson, Chairperson of the Rules Committee. 

Rationale: The current title refers primarily, Lf not exclusively, to the first sentence. The 
recommended title will more adequately state the purppose and function of the 
rule. The division of the current paragraph into two paragraphs and the major 
editorial amendments will help clarify the different elements of this rule. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

The Annual Conference approved this rule change. 



Article VI, Rule 4 

Add the following to the first paragraph, immediately following the current third sentence: 

Conference Boards and Agencies may set aside funds out of their current fiscal year budget 
for specific conference programs approved by the Conference Council on Ministries that 
are to be continued into the next year or that are to be implemented in the next year that 
require advance funding. Such programs shall be held accountable to their respective Board 
or Agency and to the Council on Finance and Administration regarding financial 
expenditures. Such funds will be administered by the Conference Treasurer and be 
available to the respective Boards and Agencies. 

Submitted by the Board of Discipleship. 

Rationale: The current practice of eliminating end-of-year "surpluses" frustrates long-range 
planning and carry-over projects. It has been a continuing problem for the Board 
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projects that overlap from one Conference year or fiscal year to another. This 
will become an increasing problem as the Board attempts to plan programs in 
relation to the VISION 2000 emphasis. This provision facilitates the effective 
funding of "cross-year" projects and programs, once approved by the Council on 
Ministries. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

This rule change was withdrawn by the Conference Board of Discipleship. 



Article VI, Rule 13 

Add the following paragraph to the rule: 

Where appropriate, the chairing of the Annual Conference Boards and Agencies shall be 
rotated each quadrennium between laity and clergy. Insofar as possible, this rotation will 
be established so as to allow each quadrennium for the chairpersons to be one half laity and 
one half clergy. 

Submitted by the Board of Laity. 

Rationale: Laity include numerous persons with specific credentialed expertise who are 
willing to use their professional expertise as volunteers to the benefit of the 
church and the Kingdom. Serving in positions of authority and influence in their 
professions, these laity should be entrusted with positions commensurate with 
their credentials for responsibilities m the church. As partners with clergy this 
provides a holistic approach to carrying on the work of the church that clergy 
with their unique qualifications and responsibilities cannot do as well alone. 

The Committee recommends Non-Concurrence . 
The Annual Conference did not approve this rule change. 

Article m, Section C 

Replace the first paragraph with the following: 

The Conference Council on Ministries staff shall consist of a director and such associate 
director(s) and staff associates as the missional needs and budgetary capabilities of the 
CouncQ warrant. The director and any associated director(s) or staff associates shall be 
chosen in accordance with the Rook of Discipline . 

Submitted by Tim Lawson, Chairperson of the Rules Committee. 

Rationale: The Council (and the Conference) would hereby have the oppx^rtunity to develop 
a staff based upon established missional needs and available financial resources. 



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eliminating the requirement for an associate director if one proved unnecessary 
and allowing the Council to recruit the best available candidates for associate 
positions which are deemed appropriate by the Council. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

The Annual Conference approved this rule change. 

Article VI, Rule 19 

To the end of the eighth sentence, add the following phrase: 

as reported in the most recently published edition of the Conference Journal. 

The new sentence would read: 

The total number of additional lay delegates will then be prorated to the districts based 
upon the church membership of the districts as reported in the most recently published 
edition of the Conference Journal. 

Submitted by the Rev. Dr. Byrl Moreland on behalf of the Cabinet in consultation with the 
Committee on Credentials. 

Rationale: In order to standardize the accounting process, some official documentation is 
required. The most recently published Journal offers a readily available and 
reasonably timely source of shared information. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

The Annual Conference approved this rule change. 

Article VI, Rule 7 

Replace the current specification in the first sentence, 

"...send them [reports] to the office of the Conference Council Director sixty (60) days 
before the opening date of the Annual Conference..." 

with the specification: 

seventy-five (75) days. 

The first portion of the first sentence would then read: 

All Councils, Boards, Commissions, and Committees of the Louisiana Conference shall 
prepare all Annual Conference reports, resolutions, and recommendations and send them 
to the office of the Conference Council Director seventy-five (75) days before the opening 



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date of the Annual Conference; 

Submitted by Tim Lawson, Chairperson of the Rules Committee. 

Rationale: The increasing amount of information submitted and/or required for inclusion in 
the Pre-Conference Report makes the slightly earlier deadline desirable. Many 
groups have, in effect, completed their preparations for Annual Conference during 
the Convocation of Boards in January. 

The Committee recommends Concurrence . 

The Annual Conference did not approve this rule change. 

Tim Lawson, Chair 

E. CONFERENCE CENTER 

With the approval of the 1990 Annual Conference, the Conference Center Project 
was underway. Bishop William B. Oden called a meeting on June 14th of interested parties 
relative to the next step needed in the fulfillment of this project. Bishop Oden announced at 
this meeting that Dr. Harvey Williamson would act as the Project Coordinator for the 
Conference Center. In addition, an ad hoc committee was appointed made up of Dr. Charles 
Simmons, Rev. Larry Stafford, Dr. Tom Matheny, Dr. Jimmie Caraway, Dr. Don Cottrill, Dr. 
Byrl Moreland, and Dr. Harvey G. Williamson. This ad hoc committee would immediately 
begin making plans for a special offering to be taken in all churches throughout the Louisiana 
Conference on September 9th for the purpose of securing necessary funds for the buying of 
400 acres of land in the Alexandria area. To date, the offering received totals $305,934.00. 

It was agreed by the ad hoc committee that Dr. Tom Mathey would proceed with the 
purchase process with Martin Timber Company for the option of purchasing 400 acres. 

In October, the ad hoc committee signed a contract with Geo-Marine, Inc. of Piano, 
Texas, for the purpose of providing technical services to the Louisiana Conference for 
preliminary environmental impact assessment. This work was needed in order for the 
conference to receive approval for the building of a lake and dam on the proposed 400 acre 
site. Geo-Marine would furnish all of the necessary information and make applications for 
permits from the United States Army Corp of Engineers, the New Orleans District. This work 
has now been completed and the Corp of Engineers has told the committee that a Nationwide 
permit #26 was all that was necessary and needed for the construction of the proposed lake 
and dam site. 

Dr. Matheny, the chair of the ad hoc committee, announced that 16 firms had 
submitted applications for the drawing of proposed plans for the Conference Center. After 
reviewing these, it was decided that the committee would invite 7 of the firms to the 
conference headquarters building in Baton Rouge for interviews. Those interviewed were 
George A. Jackson, Jr., Shreveix)rt; Sumdall Associates, Shreveport; Bradley-Miremont- 
Blewster, Baton Rouge; Crump and Associates, Baton Rouge; Barron, Heinberg and Brocato, 
Alexandria; Architecture Six, Lake Charles; Ballard and Associates, Alexandria. 



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At the conclusion of the interviews on October 19th, the committee narrowed the 
choice to 4 firms. Three members of the committee would then visit the respective offices of 
these 4 firms to learn more about their operations. Those selected were Crump and Associates, 
Baton Rouge; Barron, Heinberg and Brocato, Alexandria; Sumdall and Associates, Shreveport; 
Ballard and Associates, Alexandria. At the next meeting of the ad hoc committee, a 
recommendation was made that the firm of Barron-Heinberg-Brocato of Alexandria be 
selected for the architectural work for the proposed Conference Center. Their main 
responsibility will be that of drawing a master plan for this project. 

At the December meeting of the ad hoc committee, the matter of a permanent Board 
of Trustees was discussed. Various names were placed in nomination for membership on the 
Board and it was decided that members would serve for a two year period, after which would 
begin a three-year rotation system. Bishop Oden would write those nominees presented to see 
if they would be willing to serve on the Conference Center Board of Trustees. Dr. Matheny 
presented the Articles of Incorporation for the Conference Center. They were discussed. 
Amendments and changes were made to the document, and it was decided that these would 
be presented to the new Board of Trustees for their adoption. 

The ad hoc committee approved the mailing of a questionnaire to each local pastor 
and chairperson of the Conference Council on Ministries/Administrative Council in order to 
get ideas, suggestions and recommendations in terms of what they thought might be needed 
and incorporated into the development of a Conference Center. The response to this 
questionnaire was not as good as expected, but the committee was grateful to those who took 
the time to submit their thoughts and ideas, all of which will be shared with the architect in 
the development of a master plan. 

In January, those who had agreed to serve on the Conference Board of Trustees 
gathered in Baton Rouge to sign the Articles of Incorporation and to elect officers. Dr. Tom 
Matheny was elected President; Rev. Don Avery, Vice-President; and Mrs. Vera Packer, 
Secretary. The following names will be submitted to the Annual Conference in June for 
election as a Board of Trustees for the Conference Center. (Note: These nominees were 
elected at the Annual Conference session). 

Donald R. Avery *• I^ri Bridges 

Seola Callahan Thomas A. Dunbar 

John M. Evans Elton C. Harrison 

M. Leroy Harvey, Jr. Celma T. Johnson 

Tom H. Matheny Isiah M. I^ee, Jr. 

Byrl Moreland Judy McMaster 

Bishop William B. Oden Larry D. Norman 

Vera J. Packer Shelby Smith 

David Sweatt Ijjcy M. Vincent 

Paul D. White Harvey G. Williamson 
Marcus D. Wren, Jr. 

Dr. Matheny thanked the group for selecting him as president and said that he felt 
certain committees would be necessary for the operation of the Board. He recommended that 
the following committees be set up: Nominating Committee, Program Committee, Personnel 
Committee, Site Planning Committee, Policy Committee, Development Committee, and Long 



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Range Planning Committee. The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the ad 
hoc committee and approved the hiring of Barron-Heinberg-Brocato as architects for the 
Conference Center. 

At the writing of this Pre-Conference Report, a survey has been made of the entire 
property that is being purchased for a Conference Center site and a title search is in the final 
stages of being completed, after which a contract will be signed for the purchase of the 400 
acres by the Louisiana Annual Conference from Martin Timber Company. All this should be 
completed and the architect will have begun work on the master plan by the time Annual 
Conference session takes place in June. 

Tom H. Matheny, President 
Board of Trustees 

Harvey G. Williamson, Project Coordinator 

ADDENDUM TO CONFERENCE CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORT 

On May 10, 1991, we had a very great day. We purchased the property for the 
Conference Center. There had been some delay for you had made a number of requirements, 
as you will recall, and some of those, particularly the report of the Corps of Engineers, caused 
some delay. 

For this Conference year, we are not going to be asking for any financing program, 
although any contributions would be most welcome. Next year, we will have for you a Master 
Plan for the Center and a Master Plan for financing its construction. 

We attach to this report a Time Table which indicates that we will break ground 
shortly after the 1992 Annual Conference. 

We have come a long way since last Conference year and this would not have been 
possible if it were not for the leadership in this Conference, both laity and clergy. 

If it had not been for laity like Paul White and Nancy Carruth, Boyd Baun, Norma 
Winegeart and the United Methodist Women, and Kenny Morrow and the United Methodist 
Youth - none of this could have been done. 

If it were not for the District Superintendents and their splendid cooperation, as well 
as Don Cottrill and Jimmie Caraway in the Conference office - this could not have been done. 

If it were not for the splendid and tireless work of Harvey Williamson - this could 
not have been done. 

If it were not for the constant leadership and guidance and help of our Bishop - this 
could not have been done. 

It is no coincidence that the churches who did best in raising funds for the 
Conference Center also participated the most at "The Gathering" and in the work of the 



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program of VISION 2000. 

All of this is evidence that the system of United Methodism in this Conference works 
and works very well. It is also evident that this Conference has a core of leadership on the i 
part of the laity and clergy alike that is unequaled anywhere. All of us are grateful. 

I move the adoption of the report which carries with it the names of the members i| 
of the Board of Trustees in the Pre-Conference Report attached together with the name of 
Shelby Smith and the election of the officers as listed below. 

President Tom Matheny 

Vice President Donald Avery 

Secretary Vera Packer 



CONFERENCE CENTER TIMETABLE 

Summer of 1991 

Bushhogging on building and road sites. 

August :^1, 1991 

Road area plan and design to be completed. 

January 1, 1992 

Construction of lake to begin. 

April 19, 1992 

Master plan to be completed. 

Annual Conference, June 1992 

Master plan to be presented at Annual Conference. 
Financial plan to be presented at Annual Conference. 

Summer/f;>ll, 1992 

Ground breaking for Conference Center. 



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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 

OF 

LOUISIANA CONFERENCE CENTER OF THE 
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

STATE OF LOUISIANA 

PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE 

BE IT KNOWN, that on this 14th day of January, 1991, BEFORE ME, the 
undersigned Notary Public, duly commissioned and qualified, in and for the Parish and State 
aforesaid, and in the presence of the undersigned competent witnesses, personally came and 
appeared the undersigned persons, whose names are hereunto subscribed, all of whom are full 
age of majority, who did severally declare that pursuant to the authorization and direction of 
a resolution of the Louisiana Annual Conference as adopted June 5, 1990, and availing 
themselves of the benefits and provisions of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana and the 
laws of said State relative to the organization of non-profit corporations, and particularly of 
the provisions of Louisiana R. S. 12:201, et seq., they have united to form, and do by these 
presents form and organize themselves, as well as all other persons who may hereafter join or 
become associated with them or their successors, into a non-profit eleemosynary and religious 
corporation for the objects and purposes and under the covenants, stipulations and agreements 
as follows, to-wit: 

ARTICLE I 
NAMF. 
The name and title of this corporation shall be: 
LOUISIANA CONFERENCE CENTER OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. 

ARTICLE II 

DURATION 

This corporation shall have and enjoy corporate existence and succession in 
perpetuity unless sooner dissolved in accordance with applicable law. 

ARTICLE III 

ORTF.rTS AND PURPOSFS 

The objects and purposes of this corporation shall be to organize, facilitate, plan, 
design, build and construct a Conference Center for the use of the people of The Louisiana 
Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church South Central Jurisdiction in accordance 
with Report Number One adopted by the Annual Conference on June 5, 1990, and to plan and 



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provide programs designed to carry out the purposes outlined in that resolution, as follows: 

(1) Provide a place for the development of unified, inclusive, fellowship 
among the membership of the Annual Conference. 

The Conference Center will answer in part our need as an Annual 
Conference for a "gathering spot" as a total community within the 
conference. This will be a common center, one that belongs to all of us 
as United Methodists, with no history of belonging to "them" or "us". This 
common sense of ownership will allow us to build a new understanding of 
Louisiana United Methodism, one that is shared among all Louisiana 
United Methodists, one that crosses the geographical boundaries of North, 
Central and South Louisiana, as well as crossing racial and historical 
barriers. 

(2) Provide the opportunity for the enrichment of the spiritual life of 
individuals and of the Annual Conference as a whole. 

The Conference Center will provide a location for individuals and groups 
to pull away from the ongoing business of our daily living in order to 
allow a special time for meditation, prayer, contemplation and spiritual 
development. These experiences will come through the planned 
opportunities of a Cursillo, an Ashram, or a seminar with selected leaders. 
It will also come through the channel of individual spiritual retreats. The 
spiritual atmosphere of larger gatherings of seminars and meetings will also 
be enhanced by the retreat setting. 

The Conference Center will offer individuals and groups a place where 
spiritual development and renewal can be scheduled year round and where 
resources are readily available. 

(3) Allow the present conference programming to be improved by 
overcoming the physical limitations of current facilities due to size, 
accessibility, availability, and quality and variety of accommodations. 

The Conference Center will assist our present programming by providing 
United Methodist facilities that are not now available to us. The 
Conference Center will provide the advantages of (1) a central, easily 
accessible location within the boundaries of the Conference, (2) a 
flexibility in scheduling of events at the Center that is controlled by the 
Annual Conference, (3) a site that is large enough to accommodate larger 
conference groupings, (4) accommodations that offer quality and comfort 
for all age groups, and (5) eventually offering a variety of retreat and 
workshop experiences (where several events might be going on 
simultaneously). 

(4) The Conference Center will give birth to additional resourcing ideas 
that are not possible or even considered due to our current limitations. By 
expanding our facilities we will also expand our minds and spirits to create 



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new avenues for ministry as an Annual Conference as well as giving more 
options for training and educating local church, district and conference 
leadership. 

In furtherance of the foregoing, the Corporation shall be authorized to buy, sell, 
mortgage, and exchange property and enter into contracts for planning, facilitating, and 
constructing the Center in cooperation with all of the Boards and Agencies of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. 

This Corporation may engage in any lawful activity for which corporations may be 
formed under the Non-profit Corporation Law of the State of Louisiana, as it may be amended 
from time to time; and it shall have all the powers, rights and privileges authorized under said 
law, including, without limitation, the general powers presently authorized under LSA R. S. 
12:207, as it may be amended from time to time. 

This Corporation shall at no time infringe on the rights, prerogatives and 
responsibilities of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United 
Methodist Church, as fixed by the Rook of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, and 
to that end shall not accept any donations, bequests or contributions intended for said Board 
of Trustees or for the Annual Conference as such, except with the consent of said Board of 
Trustees or the Annual Conference. 

This Corporation shall, at no time, engage in activities which are not either religious, 
charitable or educational in purpose. 

This Corporation shall not engage in any political or propaganda activity, nor shall 
it at any time attempt to influence legislation. 

None of the assets or earnings of this Corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of 
any member, officer, trustee or agent of this Corporation, nor to any private individual. All 
officers, all agents, and all members of the Board of Trustees, as well as members of all 
standing or special committees, shall not receive any salary or other compensation from the 
corporation. 

This Corporation is and shall remain a non-profit corporation as defmed m Section 
201, Subsection 7 of Title 12 of the Revised Statues of Louisiana. 

ARTICLE IV 

MFMRFRSHIP 

This corporation is organized on a non-stock basis and shall so remain at all times. K] 

The initial members shall be those appearers who have executed these presents, and 
they shall so remain as members through June 30, 1991. 

Commencing June 30, 1991, and continuing thereafter, the members of this 
Corporation shall consist, ex-officio , of those persons constituting the Board of Trustees and 
hereinafter listed in Article V, and their respeaive successors. 



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ARTICLE V 
BOARD OF TRTJSTF.RS 

All corporate powers, authority and management of this Corporation shall be vested 
in and exercised by a Board of Trustees to consist of not fewer than twenty-one (21) nor more 
that twenty-four (24) natural persons as may be determined from time to time. 

The Board of Trustees of the Center shall have and exercise full authority with 
reference to the acquisition, purchase, investment, reinvestment, ownership, administration, 
management, control, use, maintenance, improvement, sale, exchange, pledge, lease, 
disposition, distribution and divestiture of all funds and property, movable and immovable, m 
whole or in part, as may be owned by the corporation in whatever manner acquired, and shall 
have authority to execute proper transfers, sales assignments, contracts, compromises, releases, 
agreements, leases, receipts, acquittances, and any and all instruments in writing that may be 
useful, incidental or necessary in the administration of any and all property and assets of the 
Corporation; and the purchaser or transferee of any property, movable or immovable, including 
but not limited to notes, bonds, or securities, shall not be required to look to the application 
of proceeds so long as such instrument or instruments so delivered to him or them is executed 
by the President or Vice-President upon proper resolution of the Board of Trustees of the 
Center and duly certified by the Secretary. 

Members of the Board shall be elected to their position by nomination of the Board 
of Trustees and election at the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

The initial members of the Board, the Trustees shall serve for a term of two (2) 
years, after which they will serve on a staggered basis of one, two and three years, after which 
all trustees will be selected on the basis of a three year cycle; or until their respective 
successors are elected and qualified. 

The membership of the Board of Trustees of the Center shall be divided into three 
groups with each group consisting, as nearly as possible, of an equal number of members, so 
arranged that the terms of one-third of the membership shall expire each year. 

Unless otherwise provided, there shall be at least twenty-one (21) and no more than 
twenty-four (24) members of the Board of Trustees and their names are as follows: 

John M. Evans Celina T. Johnson 

Paul D. White Marcus D. Wren, Jr. 

Lucy M. Vincent Bishop William B. Oden 

Donald R. Avery Judy McMaster 

Thomas A. Dunbar Elton C. Harrison 

Seola Callahan Larry D. Norman 

Vera J. Packer M. Leroy Harvey 

Tom H. Matheny Bryl Moreland 

Isiah M. Lee, Jr. Harvey G. Williamson 

David Sweatt Lori Bridges 
Shelby Smith 



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The Presiding Bishop of the Louisiana Area of The United Methodist Church shall 
be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center with full rights and privileges. 

The President of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration, the 
Conference Treasurer, Louisiana Area, The United Methodist Church, the Chairperson of the 
Conference Council on Ministries, and the Director of the Council on Ministries shall be non- 
voting ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees; but they shall not enjoy rights of 
membership of the Corporation. 

The initial Trustees, above named, shall meet as soon as reasonably possible after 
the execution of this document at a time and place to be designated by the Conference Center 
Ad Hoc Committee for the purpose of organizing themselves, electing officers to serve until 
the first annual meeting, adopting by-laws, and taking such other action as many be 
reasonable, necessary or appropriate. 

This Corporation shall make an annual report covering the financial and business 
administration of the work of said Corporation to the Louisiana Annual Conference of The 
United Methodist Church at its annual session. 

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ARTICLE VI 
MFFTINGS 

The Board of Trustees shall meet annually at the call of the President or the 
Executive Committee. 

The Board shall otherwise meet upon call of the President, or, in his absence, upon 
call of the Vice-President, and shall further meet upon request of any ten (10) members of the 
Board. Unless waived by all Board Members, all notices shall be in writing, and shall 
designate the time and place, in Louisiana, of the meeting, and shall be given at least ten days 
prior to the meeting. If the notice is given by mail, and if it is properly addressed, with 
sufficient postage affixed, then the deposit of such notice m any U.S. mail depository shall 
constitute giving of notice. 

At any meeting of the Board, eleven (11) trustees shall constitute a quorum and any 
action taken by a majority of those present and acting shall constitute action of the Board. 



ARTICLE VII 

OFFICRRS 

The officers of this Corporation shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a 
Secretary and a Treasurer, all of whom shall be elected by the Board of Trustees from among 
its membership, and all of whom shall have such duties and responsibilities as the Board may, 
from time to time, determine, or as may be fixed by the by-laws. 

There may also be such other subsidiary officers as may be provided from time to 
time, by the by-laws. 



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ARTICLE VIII 

A. Rstahlishment of Committees, Duties and Respnnsihilities! 

There shall be an Executive Committee which, subject to such directions and 
regulations as may, from time to time, be provided by the Board, shall have the general and 
active management, supervision, direction and control over the business and affairs of the 
corporation, with authority to implement all matters of routine business and, without limitation, 
it shall have and exercise full authority with reference to the supervision, investment, 
reinvestment and administration of the principal of all funds and property bequeathed, donated, 
given, transferred to or otherwise acquired or owned by the corporation, including the right to 
buy, acquire, lease, sell, transfer, encumber in whole or in part, the movable property of the 
corporation including, but not limited to, cash, certificates of deposit, notes, bonds, securities 
or certificates of indebtedness. 

The Executive Committee shall not have authority to buy, purchase, sell, transfer, i 
exchange, hypothecate, mortgage or otherwise encumber immovable property except upon 
specific authority of the Board of Trustees of the Center. 

B. Composition! 

The Executive Committee shall consist of eleven (11) members of which the 
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporation as well as the presiding 
Bishop of the Louisiana Area, The United Methodist Church, shall be members, ex-officio, 
with full rights and privileges. 

The remaining six (6) members shall be elected at large at each annual meeting by 
the Board of Trustees from its membership by ballot and without nomination to serve a term 
of one year, and until their respective successors are elected, and they shall be so selected so 
that at all times a majority of the total membership shall be laity. 

In addition, the Treasurer and the President of the Council on Finance and 
Administration of the Louisiana Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church, shall be 
ex-officio, members of the Executive Committee but shall not have the right to vote. 

C. Meetings: 

The Executive Committee shall meet at such time and place, in Louisiana, as may 
be determined by the President, provided that at least ten (10) days written notice thereof shall 
be first given by the Secretary. Provided such notice shall have been duly given, those present 
at such meeting shall constitute a quorum and action taken by a majority of those present and 
acting shall constitute the action of the Executive Committee. 



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ARTICLE IX 
STANDING AND AD HOC COMMTTTFRS 

Initially, those committees, in addition to the Executive Committee, shall consist of 
a Nommating Committee, a Program Committee, a Personnel Committee, a Site Planning 
Conmiittee, a Policy Committee, a Development Committee, and a Long Range Planning 
Committee to be appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Board. 

ARTICLE X 
RY-LAWS 

The Board may adopt by-laws in harmony with the established doctrine and worship 
of The United Methodist Church and the Rook of Discipline for the regulation of its affairs 
and, after adopted, the same may be amended only by action of two-thirds (2/3) of the Board. 

ARTICLE XI 

RFOTSTFRRD OFFICR 

The location and address of this Corporation's registered office shall be: 

527 North Boulevard 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 

ARTICLE XII 

RRGISTF,RED AGENTS 

The full names and addresses of the Corporation's two registered agents shall be: 

Director of Council on Ministries 
527 North Boulevard 
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Tom H. Matheny 
401 East Thomas 
Hammond, Louisiana 70401 



ARTICLE XIII 
AMF.NDMFN T OF ARTTOF^S 



These Articles of Incorporation may be amended at any regular or special meeting 
of the Board of Trustees by two-thirds (2/3) action of the Board, PROVIDED that the notice 
for the meeting shall state the specific amendment to be considered, subject to approval of the 
Louisiana Annual Conference by majority vote. 



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ARTICLE XIV 

LIQUIDATION O F A SSFTS 

Upon liquidation and dissolution of this Corporation for any reasons, any and all of 
t